COM 592: Table Talk: Revitalizing a 2000 year old ritual

Course Description:

We continue our partnership with Communication Leadership Associate Director Scott Macklin and CommLead Community Fellow Michael Hebb which has already given rise to two expansive digital platforms and social impact campaigns: and – and reached tens of thousands of citizens. This Winter and Spring we will expand our University partnership to include the Stroum School of Jewish Studies as we embark on a journey to understand and revitalize one of the most impactful rituals in the history of mankind – The Passover Seder. The Seder, and the telling of the Exodus have deeply impacted social justice movements across the globe. Sadly, the Seder is experiencing a dramatic decline in participation, the goal of this course is to generate a digital platform that will inspire thousands to return to the Seder table. Similar to our first two collaborative projects that have include participation from distinguished leaders Arianna Huffington, Jonathan Bush, and Dr. Gabor Mate; we will be working with remarkable scholars as we build and launch Seder2015. Future Table Talk studies will include research and work on Diwali, Ramadan, and a variety of multi-cultural rituals that are facing decline. We will be working directly with renowned design firm Civilization as part of this study. Contact Faculty Adviser Scott Macklin at smacklin(at) for more information.

Ilona IdlisCOM 592: Table Talk: Revitalizing a 2000 year old ritual
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