2008-04-29

Seeking input on community forums

Coming Fall 2008 Athens~Atlanta~Albany~Tifton

Join us for a series of statewide community forums, Fall 2008

This fall, the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies and the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum will host a series of free public community issue forums in Athens, Atlanta, Tifton, and Albany where Georgians can come together, listen to one another, share perspectives, make informed judgments on key issues of today, consider how the implications of these policy decisions for tomorrow. The forum series is part of a nationwide initiative by the National Issues Forums, Presidential Libraries, and other organizations to encourage civic engagement during this critical election season.

Tell us what issues are important to you now

Organizers for the Athens-area forums want citizens to help them choose the issue topics for the three forums that will take place in the fall. Follow, the link below to take the survey and share your perspective. (You don’t have to be from Athens to participate in this survey!) http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=uwoJEHK_2b_2bm12AUASi16y5Q_3d_3d

All views are welcome

The forums will use the National Issues Forums (NIF) guides (www.nifi.org) to consider issues and will provide a civil and deliberative environment in which people from across the political, social, and economic spectrum can come together and consider public issues.

Find out more

The forums will begin in mid September and continue through October. Organizers will announce specific dates and locations shortly. More details about the program are available at http://www.libs.uga.edu/russell/exhibits/deliberations.shtml


Questions?

Contact Jill Severn at 706-542-5766 or jsevern@uga.edu

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