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Democracy Reignited: Join or Die

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Author and Harvard Professor Robert D. Putnam joins author Shaylyn Romney Garrett for a conversation on his groundbreaking sociological research “Bowling Alone” and subsequent book. Dr. Putnam discusses the decline of American community connections over the past half-century and how people can reconnect with one another across demographics.

Dr. Robert D. Putnam is the author of 14 books, including Bowling Alone, that have been translated into 20 languages and focuses on asking big questions about American society. Shaylyn Romney Garrett is the co-author with Dr. Putnam of The Upswing . She writes about her personal journey back to community on her blog “Project Reconnect”.

Registration is required to attend. Attendees will also receive a link to screen the film Join or Die between Friday, September 8 and Sunday, October 8 when registering.

This discussion is part of The Village Square’s UNUM: Democracy Reignited initiative in partnership with Florida Humanities. Funding for this initative is provided in part with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in partnership with The Village Square. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Additional screening support is provided by Braver Angels, McCourtney Institute for Democracy, National Institute for Civil Discourse, BridgeUSA, Listen First Project, USC Dornslife Center for Political Future, Common Ground Committee, Civic Health Project, TP&R Podcast, YOUnify, Citizen Connect, Center for the Humanities at University of Miami, Tallahassee Democrat, WFSU Public Media, and Network for Responsible Public Policy.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

October 5 @ 7:00 pm -
October 5 @ 8:30 pm


Presenter Information:
Dr. Robert Putnam, Author, Bowling Alone Shaylyn Romney Garrett, The Upswing: How America Came Together A Century Ago and How We Can Do It Again
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Event Registration Link:
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Event Contact:

Liz Joyner
(850) 264-8785

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Venue Phone:
(561) 313-5185

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