It’s never been more important to talk to each other about tough problems. How does a deliberative conversation work?
Between 8-16 people with a variety of perspectives will follow a National Issues Forum guide to discuss an issue. Each conversation will address an issue that doesn't have one perfect answer.
We'll use the new issue brief "Policing:What Should We Do To Ensure Equal Justice and Fair Treatment in Our Communities?" from National Issues Forum as the framework for our deliberation. We will spend equal time on each of three options, examining potential actions and trade-offs for each and adding localized potential actions and trade-offs to the national guide. Option 1: Change how we enforce the law. Option 2: Confront racism in policing. Option 3. Create new responses to nonviolent problems.
Please register here or email email@example.com so that you can receive the link to the online Zoom meeting and receive the issue brief. If you need a print copy mailed to you, please provide a mailing address. If you need to use a library Team Room to participate in this interactive virtual program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Masks are required in the library building. Consider inviting someone to join you in deliberative conversation, especially someone with a different perspective, life experience or background than you.
We will come together through videoconferencing with a Zoom meeting to practice public deliberation, speaking face-to-face from our own homes and offices. These are public deliberations on a community topic. Notes and highlights from each deliberative conversation will be shared at https://tscpl.org/conversations.
Additional deliberative conversations on this issue brief "Policing:What Should We Do To Ensure Equal Justice and Fair Treatment in Our Communities?" from National Issues Forum will be scheduled several times a month through at least January 2021. If your group or organization would like to schedule or host additional deliberative conversations using this or other issue guides with facilitation support from the library, contact us at email@example.com.