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IRL – Washington D.C.: “JOIN OR DIE” Film Screening @ the Library of Congress + IRL Get-Together!

Thursday May 2 at 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

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Hello, IIs! The Library of Congress is screening “Join or Die“, a documentary about social capital.

As the directors, Rebecca and Pete Davis, explain: “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 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?”

After the film screening, we will walk down to a local gastropub to discuss the film and other interesting topics.

Feel free to bring a friend or two!

This is a members only event. Please sign in to RSVP.



Thursday May 2
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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