Come Tell It Like It Is! A Discussion on Our Political System
Here in the United States we are experiencing challenges in citizen engagement, decision-making and solving problems. According to the National Issues Forums, we are finding it harder and harder to talk with one another and thus feeling the effects. What would we have to give up to get the political system we want?
This forum will discuss this national issue and various courses of action that can be taken to alleviate the problem. All participants must remain respectful and courteous of others’ opinions and ideas. The discussion will be facilitated by a staff member or volunteer of the Library.
The forum is free and requires no registration to attend. Materials and literature about this issue will be provided at the host library, while supplies last, or access the materials at National Issues Forums: Issue Guides. While it is encouraged to read the material before the discussion, it is not required.
Join us for our other discussions listed below taking place in each of the City of Austin Council Districts at a hosting library. For additional information, contact Marcos Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 512-974-9859.
- 6:30-8:30 PM, Thursday, April 18 | Ruiz Branch | Prosperity & Opportunity
- 6:30-8:30 PM, Tuesday, May 14 | Carver Branch | Opioid Epidemic
- 6-8 PM, Sunday, June 2 | Pleasant Hill Branch | Immigration
- 6:30-8:30 PM, Thursday, July 18 | Little Walnut Creek Branch | Immigration
- 6-8 PM, Monday, Aug 12 | Manchaca Road Branch | National Debt
- 6:30-8:30 PM, Thursday, Sept 12 | Central Library | Our Political System
- 6:30-8:30 PM, Thursday, Sept 12 | Central Library | Opioid Epidemic
- 6-8 PM, Monday, Sept 23 | Old Quarry Branch | Immigration
- 6-8 PM, Tuesday, Nov 12 | Spicewood Springs Branch | Opioid Epidemic
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