'It's a Wonderful Life' — How Have You Affected the Lives of Others?
In the 1946 film “It’s a Wonderful Life,” George Bailey (played by Jimmy Stewart) is so overwhelmed by problems in his life that he wishes that he had never been born. In the next section of the film, he learns what life would have been like if he had not been born, and he comes to appreciate the positive—and even lifesaving—effect he has had on the lives of family, friends and others in his community.
In this writing workshop led by College of Integrative Sciences and Arts professor Duane Roen, we'll consider and begin writing about how the lives of our family and friends would be different if each of us had not been born.
Roen co-founded the Project for Writing and Recording Family History in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts at ASU Polytechnic campus and offers a series of life writing workshops in the community throughout the year.
This event is part of the inaugural Humanities Week at ASU, a collaboration of ASU humanities units, centers and institutes in hosting special events to highlight the ways in which we explore the human adventure across time, culture and place.