"Join or Die" Watch Party

Can bird clubs help save democracy?

JOIN OR DIE is a film about why you should join a club (such as a bird 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, 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?, 


Bring your clubs and join the online watch party for this award-winning film, followed by a live follow-up conversation with some special guests! Dates and details TBD. Spaces are limited. Sign up to be notified in advance.


Join a Bird Club. Save The Planet. The Boston Birding Festival News & Notes

PHOTO: A bird club outing photo from the 1950s. Creative Commons


DATE: September 2024. Dates coming soon.
WHERE: Online and in-person 
COST: This is not a free event. Details coming soon.

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