Led by Tiffany Shlain, Emmy-nominated filmmaker and founder of The Webby Awards, the team at San Francisco-based 501c3 Let it Ripple has had four films premiere at Sundance, has won over 70 awards, and has had three of their films selected by The U.S. State Department to screen at embassies around the world to foster dialogue across borders. Let It Ripple’s mission is to use film, technology, discussion materials, and live and virtual events to engage people in conversation and action around complicated subjects that are shaping our lives, and updating these topics through an engaging, accessible, 21st century lens. Over the past ten years, the team has created and distributed 28 films, engaged over 50 Million people in dialogue, and created a new way of making films called “Cloud Filmmaking,” where they make films collaboratively with people all over the world and offer free customized versions of the films to thousands of schools and nonprofits to help further their reach.

The Let it Ripple Films:

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    Character Day 2015 (Sep 18) Made Ripples!

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    #CharacterDay absolutely blew our minds. Watching the stream of conversation, pictures, comments, press, etc. flow in and ripple out in so many directions was so beautiful, humbling, and most of all, inspiring. Thank you to everyone who participated in any way!

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • 6,752 screenings at schools, classrooms, workplaces, and organizations.
    • Events were held in 41 countries, on all inhabited continents. (There wasn't one in Antarctica this year;)
    • People from over 125 countries tapped into the conversation online. 
    • Over 35 million Twitter and press impressions and engagements.

    Amazing coverage from such a wide range of sources, from US Sec of Education Arne Duncan's great article about CharacterDay to:

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    and many many more!

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    Character Day July Newsletter

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    It seems these days that our Character is being tested -- individually, as a country, and across the world -- and it's been so moving to see how many schools, companies, organizations and congregations have signed up to join our 3rd annual Character Day set for Sept 22nd. We would love to have you join us.

    Now in its third year, Character Day is a free global initiative where groups around the world screen films on the science of character development from different perspectives, dive into printed discussion materials, and join an online global conversation around character (importance of strengths like empathy, courage, grit, kindness) -- all rooted in evidence-based research. 

    Here are some exciting updates:

    • Over 75 entire school districts are participating. That means every school in those districts, including DC Public Schools, Oakland Unified, San Francisco Unified, and LA Unified.
    • Companies are joining. Professional development, HR departments, summits, retreats, lunches...all the perfect place for Character Day.
    • Rabbis, Educators, Museums, and JCCs across the country are making screening plans for The Making of a Mensch. A great way to prepare for high holidays.

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    Character Day 2016 Poised to Reach Millions in Global Conversation

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    Building on the global success and momentum of Character Day 2015, in which hundreds of thousands participated and viewed the films “The Making of a Mensch” and “The Adaptable Mind,” Emmy-nominated filmmaker Tiffany Shlain’s nonprofit “Let it Ripple” this year will broaden the initiative’s reach that uses film and discussion materials to create a global conversation about the importance of character-building in today’s 24/7 world—developing strengths like creativity, humility, grit, courage, compassion and empathy. Thousands of groups have already signed up to participate in Character Day 2016, set for September 22. Let It Ripple is encouraging groups (schools, organizations, companies, camps, congregations, JCCs, museums, and communities of any size) to sign up—the first 10,000 groups to sign up will receive a free printed discussion package. Watch a just-released one-minute trailer about Character Day and sign up at www.characterday.org.

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    Character Day in Arizona Jewish News

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    Filmmaker Tiffany Shlain’s nonprofit Let it Ripple will broaden the reach of its Character Day, which uses film and discussion materials to create a global conversation about the importance of character-building in today’s 24/7 world.

    Character Day – described as “an annual global day devoted to developing who we are and who we want to be in the world” – will be celebrated worldwide on Sept. 22. 

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    Filmmaker Tiffany Shlain’s nonprofit Let it Ripple will broaden the reach of its Character Day, which uses film and discussion materials to create...

    Building on the global success and momentum of Character Day 2015, in which hundreds of thousands participated and viewed the films The Making of...

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