Doing Democracy

Goals and Purpose of this Program:

A – To support the library and expand its role in the community by promoting dialogue about issues that face our community.  The library’s role would be enlivening our democracy by creating a culture of civil discourse that allows for multiple perspectives, creative conflict, and the discovery of common ground.

B – To train a group if people in facilitating public discussion by creating an atmosphere where the experience of public discussion is possible and where people may feel uncomfortable but always safe. To educate ourselves and the public on skills of democracy.

C – To nurture a more connected community through honoring relationships and fostering engagement, by doing the work of recognizing community needs and co-creating a vision of vital healthy and caring community.