Join the MI Truth Tour

In partnership with the Bridge Magazine, the Otsego County Community Foundation has volunteered to screen the newly released documentary, Michigan Divided, on May 2nd, from 6:30 pm – 8 pm at the Gornick Auditorium. This is a community event and all are welcome. Bridge Magazine is a nonpartisan and nonprofit and the winner of “Michigan’s Best Newspaper” in 2016 and 2017.

Michigan Divided is a 60 minute exploration of political division in Michigan. Filmed throughout 2017, the film follows six Michigan families across political, socioeconomic and racial lines. On what can the state’s residents agree? And how can we work together for a better future? After the film, there will be a guided discussion on the movie’s themes and what steps we can take to resolve the state’s political division.

This event is part of Bridge Magazine’s Michigan Truth Tour, a statewide roadshow attempting to ground the upcoming state election in fact and discussion of the state’s most important issues. Throughout 2018, their Michigan Truth Squad is visiting more than 100 communities across the state, ensuring all residents have equal access to reliable information they need to prepare to vote. To learn more about the publication, visit www.bridgemi.com.

While Bridge is in town, you can also visit their mobile news room! Located under the Pavilion on Court stop by between 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm to get a free voting issues guide and a toolkit on finding and fighting fake news, play citizenship games, pet their spokespuppy, Truth Dog, and walk away with some free swag!

Bridge Magazine is published by the Center for Michigan, a nonpartisan “think-and-do” tank striving to be the state’s “citizenship company.” The Center has spent the last decade traveling around Michigan, listening to what more than 45,000 residents have to say about state policy. Every year, consensus opinions are amplified to state leaders to achieve policy change. You can learn more about the Center for Michigan at www.thecenterformichigan.net.

We  hope that you can participate in this Truth Tour event! Please RSVP online at http://bit.ly/GaylordTruthTour no later than April 27th.