My name is Corbin Franklin, President at Southern Arkansas University. On April 18th, we held a viewing of Can We Take a Joke? documentary in Honors hall in which I was a resident assistant. My initial thought was that there would be very little interest. My expectation was only half true. There were ten individuals that came to the viewing. This was actually a better turnout than usual at events that RAs plan.
After the viewing, we had a brief discussion about the documentary. Reaction to the film was pretty civil. The individuals that reside in Honors are pretty astute in their observations and raised several interesting points. Many enjoyed the viewing, however, there was little eagerness about joining an activism movement. Many of their concerns indicated that they were unsure about how much time they would be able/willing to give into the organization. However, they were enthusiastic about attending additional events in the future.Published in