August 23, 2016 1-2pm EST
Campus Compact, in collaboration with Talking Eyes Media, invites you to learn about an exciting, new, civic engagement project perfect for your campus communities called BRING IT TO THE TABLE. Join us on Tuesday, August 23 from 1pm-2pm for a webinar about how to bring Bring It to your campus, hosted by award-winning filmmaker, Julie Winokur.
The centerpiece of Bring It to The Table is a 40 minute documentary film — a fresh, provocative, often humorous study of political identity and how to reach for true conversation, healthy debate, and social activism in an age of immobilizing partisanship. The project includes a pre and post-screening moble app, a downloadable screening and discussion guide, and interactive exercises.
Through the screening of the film, use of the app, and participation in the “Table Talk” model, students witness and are able to experiment with having authentic conversations on social issues that typically trigger knee-jerk responses and bumper sticker slogans. Bring It “Table Talks” offer intentional opportunities to understand someone else’s point of view. The result is an extremely timely, transformative approach to political dialogue and personal revelations about our own beliefs and predispositions.
The project’s goals are to:
- Increase civic engagement and social activism amongst college, university, and graduate students
- Teach how to have difficult conversations, especially about divisive social issues between those with opposing views
- Help students believe that their voice and vote matter
- Inspire dialogue on pressing social issues to move our democracy forward
Bring It is perfect for:
- Pre-Election Day Programming
- Voter Registration Drives
- Constitution Day Programming
- Evening Screenings or Classroom Use
THE FREE WEBINAR:
On August 23rd from 1-2 pm Bring It’s project creator, award-winning filmmaker Julie Winokur, will present the webinar, “Bring It To Your Campus.” In this hour, Julie will talk about the project and walk through a typical Bring It program. You will have the opportunity to hear from a campus administrator and student who have hosted the film, and be able ask Julie and these hosts questions.
Deadline to register: August 18, 2016. Space is limited, so please sign up now.
Upon registering for the webinar, you will receive a link to the full Bring It to The Table film that you may review free of charge. This link will be available until the presentation and then for one week following.
20% discounts are available to all participants for purchasing the DVD and its support materials or hosting an in-person on-campus presentation by Winokur. A special discount code will be provided to all registrants.
For more information and to watch a 2 minute trailer of the film please go to:
For questions, please contact Kaytee Stewart at email@example.com.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT BRING IT TO THE TABLE:
“Bring it to the Table is such an engaging, relatable, compelling film. After meeting Julie it was easy to see how much of her personality is in it- she is engaging, relatable, and compelling. Her ability to get college students to think about social issues and be willing to talk in front of an audience about deeply held beliefs was inspiring.”
–Elizabeth Richards, Director, Center for Community Engaged Learning, Southern New Hampshire University
“Bring It To The Table is a unique opportunity to showcase the political divide in America and what Americans can do to try to bridge the gap. The documentary was engaging and eye-opening and Julie demonstrates the ‘table talks’ in a manner that is optimistic, adaptable, and inquisitive. College students everywhere should get the opportunity to watch the documentary and, if possible, experience Julie’s table talks.”
–Matt Miller, Texas Christian University, Class of 2016
“Julie Winokur is a rising star in the world of political discourse. Through her ground-breaking program, Bring it to the Table, she delivers a one-two punch right on the nose of incivility. We need a lot more people as level-headed and caring as Julie in the new Americanism that we’re building in this country.”
—Robert Brescia, Executive Director, John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute, University of Texas of the Permian Basin
“I would highly recommend this documentary to schools looking to spark political engagement and discussion on their campuses…. We all know the power and connection that is created when we are truly heard by someone. This documentary is about capturing and encouraging us to utilize that power to bridge a political divide that has made us forget that we belong to one another, as people with stories first and political voters second.”
–Will Brummet, Student Development Coordinator for the Bonner Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement at Carson-Newman University