Presented in partnership with Arkansas Impact Philanthropy and the Clinton Presidential Center
Join us on Friday, September 29 at 1 p.m. for a special documentary screening of “Join or Die,” a new documentary film about why you should be civically involved – and why the fate of America depends on it. The film explores America’s civic unraveling over the past half-century and, more importantly, what we can do about it.
The screening is free and open to the public. Click here to RSVP.
The screening will be held in the Governor Winthrop Rockefeller Lecture Hall at the Museum of Fine Arts, 501 E. 9th Street in downtown Little Rock. It will be followed by a special Q&A session with filmmakers Pete and Rebecca Davis.
“Join or Die” documents the story of America’s civic unraveling through the work of Professor Robert Putnam, whose “Bowling Alone” research demonstrates how America’s decades-long decline in community connections could hold the answers to our democracy’s present crisis.
Filled with interviews and stories from Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and others, as well as a look at inspiring groups building community in neighborhoods across the country, “Join or Die” explores three urgent civic questions: What makes democracy work? Why is American democracy in crisis? And, most importantly: What can we do about it?
Pete Davis is a writer and civic advocate – and a former student of Putnam’s. He is the author of “Dedicated: The Case for Commitment in an Age of Infinite Browsing.” He is the co-founder of the Democracy Policy Network, a policy organization focused on raising up ideas that deepen democracy.
Rebecca Davis is a director and producer based in New York City. She was a senior producer with NBC News for a decade, where her work focused on social movements, environment and economic justice, and community innovators. She has produced for HBO, VICE, and A&E, and was the supervising producer for Season 2 of Vox’s hit Netflix show, Explained.
About Arkansas Impact Philanthropy
Arkansas Impact Philanthropy’s mission is to convene funders to collaborate, influence, and invest for systemic change throughout Arkansas. We envision a strong philanthropic sector that collaborates to create a more prosperous Arkansas for all Arkansans. The screening is brought to you in partnership with AIP as AIP strives to elevate access to broadband and connectivity for Arkansans as well as promote broad civic engagement.