The Defamation Experience Day 1

Take a front-row seat and participate in an immersive courtroom drama that examines issues of race, class, religion, gender, and how the law works. Explore your own pre- conceptions and participate as a jury member! Be a part of the story as you and other attendees tell together the who, what, and where.

February 23
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM


Open meeting - 10 minutes before the scheduled start time for early arrivers.  

Preshow - We will screen share a short video preshow that will loop until 5 minutes after the scheduled start time to give people time to join the meeting.

Intro - 5 mins after start time, the Facilitator comes in with a brief intro. Then intros the Organization's contact to make welcoming comments.

Film - We screen share the film and we all watch it together for 75 mins.

Deliberation - After the film, we stop screen share and the judge comes in to poll and deliberate with the audience for a verdict. Approx 15-20 mins.

Discussion - After the verdict, the Facilitator comes in to have a post-show discussion with the audience and engage in deeper conversations about issues raised in the trial and other social issues. Approx 30 mins.

Closing - We bring the Organization contact back for closing remarks. We close out the event.