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The Village Square’s UNUM Digital Series: "Join or Die" with Robert D. Putnam and Shaylyn Romney Garrett

Presented by The Village Square at Online/Virtual Space

Oct 05 2023
The Village Square’s UNUM Digital Series:

Columbia University’s Dr. Peter T. Coleman will be discussing how to find our way out of toxic polarization, his book “The Way Out: How to Overcome Toxic Polarization” and the Starts With Us” initiative. 

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“Our national myths often exaggerate the role of the individual heroes and understate the importance of collective effort.” - Robert Putnam Robert D. Putnam and Shaylyn Romney Garrett will be joining us Thursday, October 5th at 7 pm ET via Zoom and Facebook Live.

Iconic political scientist Dr. Robert Putnam first sounded the alarm ... view more »



  • Join or Die is a film about why you should join a club — and why the fate of America may depend on it. In this feature documentary, follow the half-century story of America's civic unraveling through the journey of legendary 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, 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? Follow along at:

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