“Bring it to the Table” Program Explores the Role of Robust Dialogue in Democracy – Posted 2/20/15

Recognizing that many Americans are tired of divisive politics and concerned about the disservice it does to democracy, the Communication department at County College of Morris (CCM) will be hosting the “Bring it to the Table” program” at the college.

“Bring it to the Table” is a documentary film and participatory online platform to encourage community engagement among those who believe the national conversation around politics needs to be elevated. The concept behind the program is that politics once again should become an acceptable topic for dinner conversation.

The program at CCM, which is free and open to the public, takes place Tuesday, March 3, from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. in Cohen Hall, Room 124, on CCM’s Randolph campus, 214 Center Grove Road.

“Bring it to the Table” was developed by filmmaker Julie Winokur after her 17-year-old son called her “the most intolerant person” he knew. Shocked by his comment, Winokur also realized that everyone plays a role in divisive politics when he or she relies on assumptions instead of conversation. “Bring it to the Table” is her contribution toward solving the problem.

To view a trailer of the program, go to https://vimeo.com/59757642.