Generation Us - Intergenerational Programs That Build Community

Monday, July 1, 2013 -
8:30am to 10:00am

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Speaker: Dawn Rutherford
Speaker: Kristy Gale
Speaker: Sara Holloway

Presenters will share some of their greatest intergenerational programming successes, and give you the tools you need to make them happen in your library! Learn about running terrific volunteer programs such as Book Buddies and Tech Coaching, how to host gaming programs, pop culture events, and digital media workshops that will bring Millennials together with youth and senior members of the community. Create innovative events that will build community, good will, and 21st century literacies. Gain understanding of the developmental benefits of intergenerational programs.

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I was very intrigued by the idea of having a documentary with panel discussion and I seem to recall one of the presenters mentioning a number of other documentary films that would work well, other than Miss Representation. Do you by any chance have a list of documentary films you would recommend for this purpose?

Hi Jennifer,

Thanks for your interest!


PBS has a POV film series that’s available free from their lending library. Libraries and other educational institutions may check out films (request at least a month in advance of screening), download discussion guides, access lesson plans and other resources. I haven’t utilized it yet, but I plan to show some POV films this fall.

At my library, I held two successful screenings of Miss Representation. The topic was and unfortunately still is extremely relevant. The first screening featured a panel of local experts. The second screening was put on by a local middle school. Below you’ll find a link to a site that contains some resources that might be helpful if you choose to show the film including a survey I created.

Miss Representation

I also held a screening of Put This on the Map with the directors and youth from the Rainbow Center leading a panel discussion. This film has a local focus, but I think it could work anywhere to promote dialog about the need for queer youth spaces. I chose this film, as I had lots of LGBTQ youth looking for safe, accepting, and fun places to spend time.

Put This On the Map

Wonder Women I can’t wait to screen this!

Bully A partnership opportunity with local schools?

Food Inc.

A Place at the Table

This looks like a great opportunity for a partnership between the Sacramento Public Library, a local food bank, and local farm.

Please let me know if you have any further questions!

Kristy Gale

kristy dot gale at spl dot org