We’re thrilled to officially announce our partnership with Purdue University Extension, who has developed and piloted a community outreach program—Purdue Extension’s All In: Building a Positive Community. The program features the research of Purdue psychological sciences professor, Kip Williams, Reject documentary film, and the facilitation of local teams to create community goals and action plans to promote inclusion and more positive communities.
Each All In forum series is held over three (3) consecutive weeks. The goal is to create awareness of the negative outcomes of ostracism and social rejection and instead create more positive relationships and welcoming communities.
The first forum features in-depth presentations on ostracism based on Dr. Williams’ research; the second forum features Reject; and in the last forum, Purdue Extension facilitators guide participants as they develop community action plans to foster more inclusive relationships—both for individuals and the community at large.
Statistical highlights: From early All In forum surveys, 97% to 100% of All In participants recommended the Reject documentary be shared with others in the community. Seventy-seven percent (77%) of participants reported increased awareness and action taken as a result of seeing the film and participating in the community forums.
Huge thanks to Purdue’s Issue-Based Action Team (IBAT) who is implementing Purdue Extension’s All In: Building a Positive Community initiative throughout more counties Indiana.
2016 Update The following Purdue Extension counties have run the “All In” program: Carroll County, Dubois/Spencer County, Lake County, Bartholomew County, Jasper County, Dearborn County, and Putnam County.