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Fall Community Film Screening: “Join or Die”

In response to high demand, we are pleased to offer a second screening of this film this Fall!
5:15 PM 7:30 PM
Pedro Arrupe, S.J., Hall at Rockhurst University: 5351 Forest Avenue, Kansas City, MO
19
Sep

Fall Community Film Screening: “Join or Die”

5:15 PM 7:30 PM
Pedro Arrupe, S.J., Hall at Rockhurst University: 5351 Forest Avenue, Kansas City, MO

In response to significant community interest, American Public Square at Jewell is pleased to partner with Rockhurst University to offer a second community film screening of “Join or Die” this Fall on Thursday, September 19.

“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 social scientist Robert (Bob) 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, 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?

Doors open at 5:15 pm; the screening will begin at 5:45 pm. The film length is 1 hour, 40 minutes.   Popcorn and soda will be served.

Film Trailer

Season Program Sponsors

Hall Family Foundation

Health Forward Foundation

The Offices at Park 39

Sue Seidler Nerman and Lewis Nerman

Marny and John Sherman

William Jewell College