Ferguson Library will host a virtual film screening and conversation of Purple on Thursday, Oct. 8 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom.
Purple tells the story of everyday Americans with opposing viewpoints addressing their differences head-on and discovering the concerns and humanity that lie behind each other’s positions. Designed to build greater empathy and recognition in the face of deepening U.S. divides, Purple models a rare conversation that uplifts and inspires even while getting at passionate political differences.
The film takes place in rural Wisconsin and Iowa, two swing states where “red” and “blue” still live in the same neighborhoods and where many people feel unrepresented by the two-party system.
Purple is produced by Resetting the Table (RTT) – a non-profit organization that strengthens democracy through building collaborative deliberation across political silos in America today – in partnership with Transient Pictures, an Emmy-award winning production firm. RTT equips community leaders with the tools and skills to open courageous and constructive dialogue on political fault-lines issues within and across their communities.
Running time: 21 minutes. Conversation to follow.
Registration required. Register. Zoom details will be provided in the registration confirmation.