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