Join us (pun intended!) for the DC Premiere of JOIN OR DIE, a documentary on community in America, the loneliness epidemic, and Harvard Kennedy School professor Robert Putnam’s famed “Bowling Alone” research.
In the words of the filmmakers: “JOIN OR DIE is a film about why you should join a club — and why the fate of America depends on it. In this feature documentary, follow the half-century story of America’s civic unraveling through the journey of legendary Harvard social scientist Robert Putnam, whose groundbreaking “Bowling Alone” research into America’s decades-long decline in community connections could hold the answers to our democracy’s present crisis. Flanked by influential fans and scholars — from Hillary Clinton, Secretary Pete Buttigieg, and Surgeon General Vivek Murthy to Eddie Glaude Jr., Raj Chetty, and Priya Parker — as well as inspiring groups building community in neighborhoods across the country, join Bob as he explores three urgent civic questions: What makes democracy work? Why is American democracy in crisis? And, most importantly…What can we do about it?”
Come learn more about the importance of being in a club and hang out with the Club in this special two-birds-one-stone event!
We’ll be attending a screening in Georgetown’s Healy Hall, followed by a reception and a Q&A with the filmmakers, Pete Davis ’12 JD ’18, Rebecca Davis and Professor Putnam.
4PM-6 PM — Screening at Gaston Hall in Georgetown University’s Healy Hall
6PM-7 PM — Reception in Healy Hall’s Rigg’s Library
7PM – 8:15 PM —Dialogue with HKS Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy Robert Putnam, Rebecca Davis, Pete Davis ’12 JD ’18, and others on “Isolation or Community? Solidarity in America” in Healy Hall’s Gaston Hall
Sponsored by Georgetown’s Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life
Watch the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/737884603