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Wed 5

January 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST

NDOD: PURPLE Screening and Skill-Building

Resetting the Table

Location: Online

Please join us for a virtual screening and discussion of PURPLE, a short documentary film from political mediation organization Resetting the Table (RTT) and Emmy-Award-winning Transient Pictures. PURPLE tells the story of everyday Americans with opposing viewpoints addressing their differences on work ethic, the role of government, privilege, and the social safety net. Filmed in a swing region in rural Wisconsin and Iowa, PURPLE is an uplifting and humanizing look into what healthy dialogue on charged political issues can look like.

Helen Kramer — one of the creators of PURPLE and the Strategy and Impact Officer of Resetting the Table — will lead an interactive post-screening discussion focused on building two foundational skills for constructive communication across political differences. Come prepared to participate!


What audiences are saying:

“I cannot recommend screening PURPLE enough. Truly a vivid reminder that we DO share humanity, and the sun will rise again on the other side of our differences.”

– Kemp, Senior Pastor, Rural WI

“If only everyone in America had viewed your video! Maybe we’d be in better shape today…. [My students] marveled at the civility of expression. Many of them also found common ground with individuals in the film who they would have otherwise ‘written off.’ Most students came away feeling hopeful that we can all get to a better place in this country. I share their hope, and thank you for bringing hope to all of us!”

— Jill, Social Work Faculty, UC Berkeley