Press Release for Join or Die

True Fellowship Lodge #52 Presents: “Join or Die” Free Film Night

San Jose, CA — March 25, 2024

True Fellowship Lodge #52, a vibrant community center located in San Jose, is pleased to welcome members of their community, including Mayor Matt Mahan, for a thoughtful evening with the new documentary, “Join or Die,” followed by a Q&A session with the director, Rebecca Davis.

Event Details:

  • Date: Wednesday, March 27
  • Time: Doors open at 7:00 PM, Introduction by Mayor Mahan at 7:15 PM, Film starts at 7:30 PM
  • Location: True Fellowship Lodge #52, 1035 Emory St, San Jose, CA 95126

About the Film:

“Join or Die” delves into America’s civic unraveling, following the journey of legendary social scientist Robert Putnam. His groundbreaking research on the decline in American social capital sheds light on a path out of our present moment of crisis. Through compelling storytelling and expert analysis, the film explores the challenges we face as a society and offers hope for a more connected and engaged future.

Event Highlights:

  • Film Screening: Immerse yourself in the thought-provoking narrative of “Join or Die.”
  • Discussion: Engage in a post-film discussion with fellow attendees and director Rebecca Davis via video conference.
  • Community: Connect with like-minded individuals who care about our shared civic life.


This event is FREE and open to the public. Seating is limited, so be sure to arrive early to secure your spot. Parking may also be a challenge. Attendees are encouraged to consider carpool, transit, and other car alternatives.


Please RSVP by visiting our event page: Join or Die – Free Film Night

Contact Information:

For inquiries or additional information, please contact True Fellowship Lodge #52:

  • Phone: (408) 209-5159
  • Email:

Join us for an evening of inspiration, dialogue, and community. Let’s explore the vital questions facing our nation and discover how we can shape a brighter future together.

True Fellowship Lodge #52 is a proud member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF), also known as the Three Link Fraternity.

About True Fellowship Lodge #52:

True Fellowship Lodge #52 has been an active and integral part of the San Jose community since 1856. Our mission is to promote the principles of Friendship, Love, and Truth, benefiting humanity, building community, and creating a kinder future.

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Mason Wolf 

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This press release was prepared by True Fellowship Lodge #52. All rights reserved.

How the movie looked during a projection test