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  • Jacksonville forum
  • Gregg Kaufman
  • Anna Brosche

In Jacksonville, Florida, Public Deliberations Help Inform Plans to Deal with Monuments and Memorials

Last month, veteran National Issues Forums (NIF) convener and moderator, Gregg Kaufman reported on a 16-forum public engagement project in the Jacksonville, Florida area, during February and March, 2018. The project was intended to help people in the community talk about Jacksonville's history, and to deliberate about the best way to deal with controversial statues and monuments in the area.

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July Common Ground for Action Forums

KF and NIFI are convening four open Common Ground for Action forums in July— these are great opportunities to share with people you’d like to experience a deliberative forum: teachers who might want to use deliberation in the classroom, partners on an issue who are new to forums, all kinds of folks!  Please share this post widely with your networks and on social media! 

Register below to participate in any of the following CGA forums!

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  • Jacksonville forum
  • Gregg Kaufman

Article by Gregg Kaufman Describes a Report on Sixteen Forums in Jacksonville, Florida

You can read a guest column by Rev. R. Gregg Kaufman, Our city will benefit from productive forums on history, that was published May 7, 2018 on the Florida Times-Union Jacksonville.com. In the column, Kaufman describes a series of 16 forums that were held to help people discuss Jacksonville, Florida history and the role that parks and monuments play in it, and what changes, if any, should be made.

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