Pursuing Happiness in America Today Pursuing Happiness in America Today

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WCNY is participating in RE:DREAM, a unique digital project that explores what it means to be successful in 21st century America, how people define success, and how they make their dreams come true. The nationwide project is led by by Kansas City Public Television, is produced by 15 PBS member stations including WCNY. KCPT is overseeing the production of 40 short documentary portraits of average Americans from five different cities who share their hopes and dreams. The documentaries spotlight issues of race, gender, geography, sexuality, and economics that may impact the ability of people to succeed. They are designed to trigger reflection and discussion about the American Dream today.

Each weekday, until April 22, KCPT will release one of the micro-documentaries. Click on an image below to watch a specific micro-documentary or visit redreamproject.org. To submit your own “Re: Dream” , click on the What Does Success Mean to You tab. Prefer Facebook? Share your American dream on WCNY’s Facebook page at facebook.com/wcnyconnected.

Micro-Documentaries:

4-20-redream-cleveland 4-21-redream-edwards 4-22-redream-johnson

3-18-redream-bing 3-21-redream-tlaib 3-22-redream-aguilar 3-23-redream-mckee 3-24-redream-hemme 3-25-redream-robinson 3-28-redream-ma 3-29-redream-christie 3-30-redream-sukhadia 3-31-redream-clark 4-1-redream-watson 4-4-redream-palmer 4-5-redream-chopp 4-6-redream-wilson 4-7-redream-lopez 4-8-redream-bilal 4-11-redream-cooley 4-12-redream-johnson 4-13-redream-oconnor 4-14-redream-samphel 4-15-redream-dezember 4-18-redream-daniels 4-19-redream-mullaney 3-17-redream-curry 3-16-redream-sharkey 3-15-redream-mujkanovic 3-14-redream-sanders 3-11-redream-smitley 3-10-redream-moody 3-9-redream-calderon 3-8-redream-johnson redream-will-johnston redream-tsehaya-smith redream-thi-wynn redream-sandra-romero redream-roger-espinoza redream-conners-nanji

What does success mean to you?

Add your voice to the conversation! What does success mean to you? What barriers keep you down? What dreams do you chase? What is YOUR American Dream?

Share your story with the form below, or on WCNY’s Facebook page at facebook.com/wcnyconnected.

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Your American Dreams on Insight:

Your American Dreams:

to find myself in this world and how I can help by giving to the next generation

To find myself in this world and how I can help by giving to the next generation.

run for office, bussinessman

Run for office, Bussinessman

get higher a education, get a stable job to be able to support my family, buy a home/house

Get higher a education, Get a stable job to be able to support my family, Buy a home/house

my American dream is to be successful in our new life, and spend the rest of my life in peace environment with my family

My American dream is to be successful in our new life, and spend the rest of my life in peace environment with my family

to be a pediatrician and help children in the US as well as children in Africa and open a children's home.

To be a pediatrician and help children in the US as well as children in Africa and open a children’s home.

To have every child read before first grade

To have every child read before first grade

1. A government that believes in the constitution 2. A Populace that believes in sexual morality

1. A government that believes in the constitution 2. A Populace that believes in sexual morality

respect, family + doctor/detective, happy

Respect, Family + Doctor/Detective, Happy

Return of Industry and Manufacturing

Return of Industry and Manufacturing

To spread the wealth and reduce poverty.

To spread the wealth and reduce poverty.

My American Dream: I will soon become a Social Worker at IFW to help refugee community as much as I can. I already gave them advice.

My American Dream: I will soon become a Social Worker at IFW to help refugee community as much as I can. I already gave them advice.

To go to college and get a degree in mechanical engineering. The one day own an auto shop.

To go to college and get a degree in mechanical engineering. The one day own an auto shop.

For my children and their children to have the opportunity to become noble individuals

For my children and their children to have the opportunity to become noble individuals

That Obama would be recognized for being the outstanding President that I believe he is.

That Obama would be recognized for being the outstanding President that I believe he is.

to have Donald Trump deported

To have Donald Trump deported

That Donald Trump should disappear

That Donald Trump should disappear

a nation of citizens who are more concerned about our nation than of a political agenda

A nation of citizens who are more concerned about our nation than of a political agend

Free Healthcare for all

Free Healthcare for all

A daily attention to our freedoms - gratitude for diversity, fostering inclusivity, inclusiveness

A daily attention to our freedoms – gratitude for diversity, fostering inclusivity, inclusiveness

A safe country for my grandkids

A safe country for my grandkids

A tolerant, respectful community, believing in world peace

A tolerant, respectful community, believing in world peace

World Peace, a balanced federal budget, government that works together, and freedoms for our faith

World Peace, a balanced federal budget, government that works together, and freedoms for our faith

for my children and grandchildren to be able to afford college.

For my children and grandchildren to be able to afford college.

End Hunger, everyone deserves to have access to healthy nutritious food.

End Hunger, everyone deserves to have access to healthy nutritious food.

For all children to grow up as I did in the 50's in a small town - Chittenango

For all children to grow up as I did in the 50’s in a small town – Chittenango

A government that believes in the constitution and a populace that believes in sexual morality.

A government that believes in the constitution and a populace that believes in sexual morality.

100% literacy through 100% community engagement!

100% literacy through 100% community engagement!

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