DefEx Online

Breaking The Barriers Of Diversity Programming

Introducing DefEx Online

DefEx Online brings the 10-year proven model of THE DEFAMATION EXPERIENCE fully online for your audience. Whether your offices and campuses are based in different cities, or you’re all based at home, DefEx Online gives everyone in your audience an immersive front-row seat where they’re invited to watch as the riveting courtroom drama unfolds, examine their own preconceived notions, and participate in deliberations as a member of the jury.

The four-phase experience of DefEx Online ensures your organization and community members will be seen, will be heard, and will be a part of the story you all tell together in long-lasting conversations.

Four-Phase Online Experience

The Film
The Deliberation
Facilitated Post-Show Discussion — Part 1
Facilitated Post-Show Discussion — Part 2

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Scheduling Options

DefEx Online One-Time Event: An all-encompassing one-time event scheduled for 2 hours. Part 2 of the facilitated post-show discussion will be scheduled approximately one week later.

DefEx Online FLEX Event: Attendees will be able to view the film on their own within 48 hours leading up to a scheduled deliberation and discussion. part 2 of the facilitated post-show discussion will be scheduled approximately one week later.

DefEx Online Custom Program: We’re happy to work with your scheduling and programming needs to customize our online programming for your organization.

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Contact us today to learn how this interactive diversity programming can make a difference for your organization.

Summary: A Four-Phase Online & Interactive Diversity Opportunity

The experience begins with a welcome from Managing Producer Kimm Beavers and an opportunity from you as co-host to make introductory remarks.

Riveting Courtroom Drama: A 70-minute film of Defamation, created by award-winning playwright Todd Logan, filmed by award-winning HMS Media. The play explores the highly charged issues of race, class, religion, gender, and the law while the film production is designed to engage attendees on the small screen.

The Case: An African-American owner of a small business sues a Jewish real estate developer for defamation after she is accused of stealing his family heirloom. There is no smoking gun.

Interactive Audience Deliberation: Once the judge announces he won’t be deciding the outcome, Ms. Beavers returns. First, she conducts an online poll of your jurors, the audience, and announces the tally. Then she leads a deliberation. Promoting attendees to the panelist role and using split screens, your audience members come to life for one another.

Facilitated Post-Show Discussion — Part 1: Let’s Go Deeper: For 30 minutes, Ms. Beavers facilitates civil discourse that challenges biases and preconceived notions. Your audience members will be able to speak up about how they felt, how what they believed initially may have been proven right or wrong, and how their own life experiences and lenses impacted their ability as a juror.

Facilitated Post-Show Discussion — Part 2: For the past 10 years, venues have given us the feedback the conversation that began in their venue continued for days, weeks, and even months. Now we’re excited to announce The Defamation Experience Post-Post-Show Discussion. One week later, your attendees will be invited to an hour-long follow-up conversation. Its’ another opportunity to share feelings, thoughts, and observations; another opportunity for your community to connect online.

Tech Requirements

The minimal tech requirements for DefEx Online are likely already met by your infrastructure for online/distance learning or meetings within your organization.

DefEx Online is hosted on Zoom. You and your audience members must be able to access the Zoom platform.

You and your audience members each need a working webcam and microphone in order to participate in jury deliberations and post-show discussions.