MAKING ENDS MEET: IS THERE A WAY TO HELP WORKING AMERICANS?
The Franklin D. Roosevelt
Presidential Library and Museum
To Host a National Issues Forum
MAKING ENDS MEET:
IS THERE A WAY TO HELP
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
at 7:00 p.m.
Henry A. Wallace Center at the
FDR Presidential Library and Home
HYDE PARK, NY — In collaboration with the National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI) and the Kettering Foundation, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum will host a National Issues Forum entitled MAKING ENDS MEET: IS THERE A WAY TO HELP WORKING AMERICANS?, Wednesday, October 26, 2016. The program will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home. Light refreshments will be served. This forum is free and open to the public but registration is required as space is limited. To register, email Cliff Laube at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (845) 486-7745.
National Issues Forums, organized by a variety of organizations, groups, and individuals, offer citizens the opportunity to join together to deliberate, to make choices with others about ways to approach difficult issues and to work toward creating reasoned public judgment. Forums range from small or large group gatherings similar to town hall meetings, to study circles held in public places or in people’s homes on an ongoing basis.
The forums provide a way for people of diverse views and experiences to seek a shared understanding of the problem and to search for common ground for action. Forums are led by trained, neutral moderators, and use an issue discussion guide that frames the issue by presenting the overall problem and then three or four broad approaches to the problem. Forum participants work through the issue by considering each approach; examining what appeals to them or concerns them, and also what the costs, consequences, and trade-offs may be that would be incurred in following that approach.
National Issues Forums Institute
(NIFI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that serves to promote public deliberation and coordinate the activities of the National Issues Forums network. Its activities include publishing the issue guides and other materials used by local forum groups, encouraging collaboration among forum sponsors, and sharing information about current activities in the network. Visit www.nifi.org
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
Designed by Franklin Roosevelt and dedicated on June 30, 1941, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum is the nation’s first presidential library and the only one used by a sitting president. Every president since FDR has followed his example and established a presidential library administered by the National Archives and Records Administration to preserve and make accessible to the American people the records of their presidencies. The Roosevelt Library’s mission is to foster a deeper understanding of the lives and times of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and their continuing impact on contemporary life. This work is carried out through the Library’s archives and research room, museum collections and exhibitions, innovative educational programs, and engaging public programming. For more information about the Library or its programs call (800) 337-8474
or visit www.fdrlibrary.org