Richard Dreyfuss, one of the best known actors of the last 40 years, will take part in "An Evening with Richard Dreyfuss," at Club Helsinki Hudson on Sunday, March 15, at 8:00pm. Dreyfuss will talk about his career making films such as "Jaws," "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," "American Graffiti" and "The Goodbye Girl," as well as his work as an activist addressing the environment, substance abuse, and education, through his Dreyfuss Civics Initiative.
The event, the first of three scheduled to benefit Columbia Memorial, is co-presented by Columbia-Greene Hospital Foundation and Club Helsinki, and will benefit Columbia Memorial Health. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions of Dreyfuss.
With an entertainment career spanning more than four decades, Academy Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss has been one of America's most versatile and individualistic actors. As a community leader, he has leveraged his celebrity to become a spokesperson on the issue of media informing policy, legislation, and public opinion, both speaking and writing to express his sentiments in favor of privacy, freedom of speech, democracy, and individual accountability.
Dreyfuss' current focus and passion is to encourage, revive, elevate and enhance the teaching of civics in American schools. He is the founder of the nonprofit organization, The Dreyfuss Civics Initiative, and is leading a nationwide effort to bring back civics to school curricula.
"All people have a right to know who they are and why they are who they are," says Dreyfuss. "Clarity of thought and honesty in self-reflection are more than needed utilities - they are the building blocks of our national moral character." Dreyfuss also serves on the committee for education of the American Bar Association, has served 12 years on the Board of the National Constitution Center, is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and served as Senior Research Advisory Member of St. Antony's College, Oxford University.
An Evening with Richard Dreyfuss
Sunday, March 15, 8pm
Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street, Hudson, NY