past event

JOIN OR DIE: Screening and Q&A with R. Putnam

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 Harvard 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, Senator Mike Lee, Secretary 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?

On Friday evening, November 3rd, the Philosophy & Society Initiative presents Join or Die at DC’s Alamo Drafthouse Cinema — followed by a Q&A with legendary social scientist Robert Putnam and Join or Die directors Rebecca Davis and Pete Davis.

Event information
Fri Nov 3, 2023
DC Alamo Drafthouse
630 Rhode Island Ave NE
Washington, DC 20002