Purple

At a time of immense division, PURPLE tells the story of Americans with opposing viewpoints confronting their disagreements head-on and discovering the concerns and experiences that lie behind each other’s positions.  Filmed in rural Wisconsin and Iowa – in a swing region within two bordering swing states – PURPLE presents a rare political conversation that uplifts, provokes, and inspires while going toward the heat of passionate political differences.

As the presidential election and its aftermath fan the flames of already-volatile divisions, PURPLE offers a vision for what a healthy public debate on fault-line issues might look like.

 

 

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August 30, 2021, Central College (Pella, Iowa)

August 28, 2021, Temple Emanuel (Kensington, Maryland)

August 28, 2021, Congregation Kehillah (Cave Creek, Arizona)

August 28, 2021, Temple Israel (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

August 26, 2021, Indianapolis JCC (Indianapolis, Indiana)

August 24, 2021, DC Area Social Studies Educators (Washington, DC)

August 19, 2021, B'nai Jeshurun (New York, New York)

August 18, 2021, Braver Angels Kansas City Alliance (National)

August 9, 2021, Avon Lake United Church of Christ (Avon Lake, Ohio)

August 4, 2021, LA Board of Rabbis (Los Angeles, California)

July 29, 2021, T'ruah Rabbinical Human Rights Fellowship (New York, New York)

July 22, 2021, Franciscan Peace Center (Clinton, Iowa)

July 22, 2021, Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership (Charlottesville, Virginia)

July 21, 2021, Trinity United Methodist Church (Lafayette, Indiana)

July 13, 2021, Jewish Changemakers Fellowship (National)

July 8, 2021, Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills (Los Angeles, California)

July 5, 2021, PSFLF Freedom Schools (Wilmington, Delaware)

June 25, 2021, MDUUC (Walnut Creek, California)

June 21, 2021, Temple Emanuel Environmental Movement (Winston-Salem, North Carolina)

June 16, 2021, West Hartford Public Library (West Hartford, Connecticut)

June 15, 2021, Academy of American Studies (Long Island City, New York)

June 9, 2021, Agape (San Francisco, California)

June 8, 2021, Jewish Changemakers Fellowship (National)

June 3, 2021, Seek First to Understand (San Francisco, California)

June 1, 2021, Wisconsin Council of Churches (Madison, Wisconsin)

May 27, 2021, Council of Chief State School Officers (National)

May 26, 2021, Glendale City Church (Glendale, California)

May 24, 2021, Congregation Bnai Jeshurun (Milburn, New Jersey)

May 22, 2021, Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills & 1st LA Convener Cohort (Beverly Hills, California)

May 20, 2021, Fostoria Junior/Senior High School (Fostoria, Ohio)

May 20, 2021, Religion and Public Life Program at Rice University (Houston, Texas)

May 20, 2021, First Christian Church of Helena, MT (Helena, Montana)

May 19, 2021, Wisconsin Council of Churches & Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice (Wisconsin)

May 16, 2021, Heights Christian Church (Shaker Heights, Ohio)

May 14, 2021, Curie High School & Black Student Union (Chicago, Illinois)

May 12, 2021, Arvada West High School (Arvada, Colorado)

May 11, 2021, Saint Xavier High School (Louisville, Kentucky)

May 10, 2021, Saint Xavier High School (Louisville, Kentucky)

April 23, 2021, Texas A&M University at San Antonio (San Antonio, Texas)

April 22, 2021, Dignity Houston (Houston, Texas)

April 22, 2021, Wexner Alumni Virtual Experience (National)

April 21, 2021, Valley School of Ligonier (Rector, Pennsylvania)

April 21, 2021, Arvada West High School (Arvada, Colorado)

April 21, 2021, First Parish Congregational Church (Gorham, Maine)

April 19, 2021, American Democracy Project of IU South Bend (South Bend, Indiana)

April 19, 2021, Chatham Hall (Chatham, Virginia)

April 18, 2021, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Charlotte County (Port Charlotte, Florida)

April 18, 2021, First Christian Church of Falls Church (Falls Church, Virginia)

April 17, 2021, Lutheran Diaconal Association (Valparaiso, Indiana)

April 15, 2021, League of Women Voters (Cypress, Texas)

April 14, 2021, DeSales University (Center Valley, Pennsylvania)

April 14, 2021, University of Hawaii at Manoa (Honolulu, Hawaii)

April 14, 2021, Northglenn High School (Northglenn, Colorado)

April 13, 2021, Wabash College, Wabash Democracy & Public Discourse (Crawfordsville, Indiana)

April 12, 2021, Chatham Hall (Chatham, Virginia)

April 11, 2021, Millions of Conversations (Nashville, Tennessee)

April 11, 2021, High Country United Church of Christ (Boone, North Carolina)

April 11, 2021, Dignity Houston (Houston, Texas)

April 11, 2021, Unitarian Universalist Comm. Church (Park Forest, Illinois)

April 11, 2021, First Unitarian Church (Portland, Oregon)

April 7, 2021, The Lutheran Center, University of Nebraska (Lincoln, Nebraska)

April 7, 2021, High Country United Church of Christ (Boone, North Carolina)

April 6, 2021, Shaw High School (East Cleveland, Ohio)

April 6, 2021, Marianist Catholic Young Adult Community of Los Angeles (Los Angeles, California)

April 6, 2021, Bayfield High School (Bayfield, Colorado)

March 31, 2021, Delaware Social Studies Teachers (Delaware)

March 30, 2021, Columbia Metro Rotary Club (Columbia, Missouri)

March 28, 2021, Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church (Saratoga Springs, New York)

March 26, 2021, Diversity Circle at Oakland Center for Spiritual Living (Oakland, California)

March 26, 2021, Cranston High School (Cranston, Rhode Island)

March 26, 2021, Kings High School (Kings Mills, Ohio)

March 26, 2021, Bellevue East High (Bellevue, Nebraska)

March 26, 2021, Compassionate St. Augustine (St. Augustine, Florida)

March 25, 2021, Waverly Community Schools (Lansing, Michigan)

March 25, 2021, The Dialogue Institute (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

March 24, 2021, Cranston High School (Cranston, Rhode Island)

March 24, 2021, Maricopa High School (Maricopa, Arizona)

March 22, 2021, Unitarian Universalist Meeting House (Pittsfield, Maine)

March 18, 2021, Bunceton High School (Bunceton, Missouri)

March 17, 2021, Pacifica Institute (Hungtington Beach, California)

March 17, 2021, American Museum of Natural History, Center for Biodiversity & Conservation (New York New York)

March 16, 2021, SUNY Adirondack (Queensbury, New York)

March 16, 2021, One Human Family QCA (Davenport, Iowa)

March 10, 2021, University of Missouri, Democracy Lab (Columbia, Missouri)

March 10, 2021, Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah (Brooklyn, New York)

March 10, 2021, Family Histories (Oakland, California)

March 2, 2021, Canturbury Fellowship (Laramie, Wyoming)

March 1, 2021, University of Mississippi (University, Mississippi)

February 25, 2021, Criminal Justice Services and Citizens Advisory Committee (Helena, Montana)

February 25, 2021, First Christian Church (Helena, Montana)

February 24, 2021, Telos Group (National)

February 23, 2021, Old South Congregational Church (Farmington, Maine)

February 23, 2021, Columbia Metro Rotary Club (Columbia, Missouri)

February 20, 2021, Common Ground for Texas (Austin, Texas)

February 18, 2021, JCC of Indianapolis (Indianapolis, Indiana)

February 17, 2021, Power of Dialogue, bringing together Georgetown, Radford University, Columbia University, and Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Washington, DC)

February 9, 2021, Temple Beth El of Orange County (Orange County, California)

February 8, 2021, American Conference of Cantors (National)

February 4, 2021, Barrington Public Library (Barrington, Rhode Island)

February 4, 2021, Montana Association of Christians (Helena, Montana)

February 1, 2021, Illinois Association of Museums (Springfield, Illinois)

January 27, 2021, The Grab Back Giving Circle (New York, New York)

January 26, 2021, Linn Benton Community College (Albany, Oregon)

January 25, 2021, Shoulder-To-Shoulder (Washington, DC)

January 23, 2021, Faith Presbyterian Church (Sacramento, California)

January 20, 2021, Brunswick High (Brunswick, Maine)

January 20, 2021, Cleveland JCRC (Cleveland, Ohio)

January 7, 2021, Carver Military Academy High School (Chicago, Illinois)

January 6, 2021, Boulder GreenFaith Circle (Boulder, Colorado)

January 2, 2021, Faith Presbyterian Church (Sacramento, California)

December 22, 2020, Billings Public Library (Billings, Montana)

December 18, 2020, Rumi Forum (Washington, DC)

December 12, 2020, Hebrew Congregation of Somers (Somers, New York)

December 10, 2020, Carroll Community College (Westminster, Maryland)

December 10, 2020, Congregation Beit Simchat Torah (New York, New York)

December 9, 2020, Interfaith Youth Core Alumni Network (Chicago, Illinois)

December 8, 2020, Fort Supply School (Fort Supply, Oklahoma)

December 3, 2020, Leadership Montgomery County (Conroe, Texas)

December 2, 2020, Temple Beth Am (Miami, Florida)

December 2, 2020, Kawananakoa Middle School (Honolulu, Hawaii)

November 29, 2020, Charter School of Wilmington (Wilmington, Delaware)

November 29, 2020, Wyoming Interfaith Network (Laramie, Wyoming)

November 24, 2020, Holland Hall (Tulsa, Oklahoma)

November 22, 2020, Holland Hall (Tulsa, Oklahoma)

November 20, 2020, Lake Forest Charter School (New Orleans, Louisiana)

November 19, 2020, Wake Tech Community College, Speak Center (Raleigh, North Carolina)

November 19, 2020, Indian River Charter High School (Vero Beach, Florida)

November 17, 2020, More In Common and National Conversation Project (Cleveland, Ohio)

November 17, 2020, Highland Oaks Middle School (Miami, Florida)

November 17, 2020, Boulder GreenFaith Circle (Boulder, Colorado)

November 17, 2020, UVA Center for Politics Teacher Training (Virginia)

November 16, 2020, Let's Fix This (Oklahoma)

November 16, 2020, New American History (Richmond, Virginia)

November 13, 2020, Cottage Hill Christian Academy Social Awareness Club (Mobile, Alabama)

November 13, 2020, East Fairview School (Fairview, Montana)

November 13, 2020, Student National Pharmaceutical Association (Richmond, Virginia)

November 12, 2020, Princeton Middle School (Princeton, West Virginia)

November 12, 2020, Delta State University - Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (Cleveland, West Virginia)

November 9, 2020, James Madison University (Harrisonburg, Virginia)

November 6, 2020, James Madison University (Harrisonburg, Virginia)

November 5, 2020, Hillel at Arizona State University (Tempe, Arizona)

November 5, 2020, The Charter School of Wilmington (Wilmington, Delaware)

November 5, 2020, Delta State University - Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (Cleveland, Mississippi)

November 4, 2020, James Madison University (Harrisonburg, Virginia)

November 4, 2020, The Charter School of Wilmington (Wilmington, Delaware)

November 3, 2020, Gainesville Middle School (Gainesville, Georgia)

November 3, 2020, The Charter School of Wilmington (Wilmington, Delaware)

November 2, 2020, Malcolm Shabazz City High School (Madison, Wisconsin)

November 2, 2020, Skinner North School (Chicago, Illinois)

November 1, 2020, Kirkwood Public Library (Kirkwood, Missouri)

November 1, 2020, The Charter School of Wilmington (Wilmington, Delaware)

October 30, 2020, Girl Scout Troop 1587 (Austin, Texas)

October 30, 2020, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse (La Crosse, Wisconsin)

October 30, 2020, Saint Albans Museum (St. Albans, Vermont)

October 29, 2020, YMCA of Greater Houston's Equity Innovation Center (Houston, Texas)

October 29, 2020, The American Exchange Project (Boston, Massachusetts)

October 29, 2020, Carlisle Area School District (Carlisle, Pennsylvania)

October 29, 2020, Unitarian Universalist Church of the Shenandoah Valley (Stephens City, Virginia)

October 28, 2020, Essex County Schools Of Technology (Washington, New Jersey)

October 28, 2020, Congregation Or Hadash (Sandy Springs, Georgia)

October 28, 2020, Johns Hopkins Hillel (Baltimore, Maryland)

October 28, 2020, Hope College Communication Department (Holland, Michigan)

October 28, 2020, Hillel of Metro Detroit (Detroit, Michigan)

October 28, 2020, Let Your Voices Echo (Miami, Florida)

October 28, 2020, Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute (Simi Valley, California)

October 27, 2020, Shiloh United Methodist Church (Billings, Montana)

October 27, 2020, Essex County Schools Of Technology (Washington, New Jersey)

October 27, 2020, Gather DC (Washington, DC)

October 27, 2020, CGood TV (National)

October 27, 2020, Hope College Communication Department (Holland, Michigan)

October 27, 2020, BASE Miami (Miami, Florida)

October 26, 2020, Brookings Institute (Washington, DC)

October 25, 2020, Our Saviors Lutheran Church - Skogdalen Lutheran Church (Westby, Wisconsin)

October 23, 2020, Attucks Middle School, Debate Team (Hollywood, Florida)

October 23, 2020, Hope Academy (Detroit, Michigan)

October 22, 2020, The Odyssey Family of Schools (Buckeye, Arizona)

October 22, 2020, Attucks Middle School, Debate Team (Hollywood, Florida)

October 22, 2020, The Norman Miller Center for Peace, Justice & Public Understanding at St. Norbert College

October 22, 2020, Georgetown University (Washington, DC)

October 22, 2020, Unify America (Chicago, Illinois)

October 21, 2020, High Plains Library District (Erie, Colorado)

October 20, 2020, Hill Havurah (Washington, DC)

Washington Community High School, October 20, 2020 (Washington, Illinois)

October 20, 2020, Education for Tomorrow Alliance (Montgomery County, Texas)

October 20, 2020, Shiloh United Methodist Church (Billings, Montana)

October 19, 2020, Bradford High School (Kenosha, Wisconsin)

October 19, 2020, Citizens for a Healthy Community (Paonia, Colorado)

October 19, 2020, ADL Mountain States Next Gen 360 (Denver, Colorado)

October 16, 2020, Our Saviors Lutheran Church (Westby, Wisconsin)

October 15, 2020, Barrington Public Library (Barrington, Rhode Island)

October 15, 2020, Northdale Middle School, Equity Team (Coon Rapids, Minnesota)

October 15, 2020, Wadleigh Memorial Library (Milford, New Hampshire)

October 15, 2020, Arrupe Jesuit High School (Denver, Colorado)

October 15, 2020, Cedar Ridge International Baccalaureate Program (Hillsborough, North Carolina)

October 15, 2020, Sciences Po (Poitiers, France)

October 15, 2020, Trinity UMC (Waverly, Iowa)

October 15, 2020, Lafayette College (Easton, Pennsylvania)

October 14, 2020, Temple Beth Am (Los Angeles, California)

October 14, 2020, Bud Werner Memorial Library (Steamboat Springs, Colorado)

October 14, 2020, Museum of Tolerance (Los Angeles, California)

October 13, 2020, Eastside Church (Atlanta, Georgia)

October 13, 2020, Virginia Civics (Orange, Virginia)

October 13, 2020, Skidmore College Hillel (Saratoga Springs, New York)

October 13, 2020, Sciences Po (National)

October 12, 2020, Fayetteville State University (Fayetteville, North Carolina)

October 9, 2020, Harvard Law School (Cambridge, Massachusetts)

October 8, 2020, Ferguson Library (Stamford, Connecticut)

October 8, 2020, Unify America (Chicago, Illinois)

October 8, 2020, Earth and Spirit, Grace Episcopal Church (Bainbridge Island, Washington)

October 7, 2020, Reflection Center at Utah Valley University (Orem, Utah)

October 1, 2020, Druid Hills High School (Atlanta, Georgia)

October 1, 2020, American Federation of Teachers, Share My Lesson (National)

October 1, 2020, Consensus KC (Kansas City, Missouri)

October 1, 2020, Holmen Middle School (Holmen, Wisconsin)

September 30, 2020, George Washington Carver Middle School (Miami, Florida)

September 29, 2020, George Washington Carver Middle School (Miami, Florida)

September 28, 2020, Cherry Hill Public Library (Cherry Hill, New Jersey)

September 27, 2020, Universalist Unitarian Church of Farmington (Farmington, Michigan)

September 25, 2020, The Communications Center Inc. (Columbia, Missouri)

September 24, 2020, Middle School, Equity Team (Coon Rapids, Minnesota)

September 24, 2020, VIDA Classical Academy (Irving, Texas)

September 24, 2020, Unify America (Chicago, Illinois)

September 23, 2020, Citizen Advocacy Center (Elmhurst, Illinois)

September 22, 2020, Douglas County High School (Douglasville, Georgia)

September 22, 2020, Jefferson Junior High School (Greeley, Colorado)

September 20, 2020, VIDA Classical Academy (Irving, Texas)

September 16, 2020, Foxdale Village, Women's Politics Group (State College, Pennsylvania)

September 13, 2020, Pax Christi Wisconsin (Viroqua, Wisconsin)

September 13, 2020, Valley Havurah (Los Angeles, California)

September 5, 2020, STEMSource (Washington, DC)

September 1, 2020, La Crosse Area Synod Church and Society Group (Westby, Wisconsin)

August 25, 2020, Crossing Party Lines (Portland, Oregon)

August 11, 2020, Crossing Party Lines (Portland, Oregon)

July 22, 2020, EXPLO Current Events Discussion Group (Boston, Massachusetts)