Harry's Front Porch Forums Presents: Democracy's Challenge: Reclaiming The Public's Role

All Library locations will close at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, December 17 for a staff development event. We will reopen for regular hours Thursday, December 18.

For Immediate Release:
September 16, 2009
Contact: Lorenzo Butler
816.701.3669
Harry's Front Porch Forums Presents: Democracy's Challenge: Reclaiming The Public's Role

The first of two Harry’s Front Porch Forums takes place on Tuesday, September 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the Kansas City Public Library’s Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

 

Democracy’s Challenge: Reclaiming the Public’s Role focuses on Americans turning away from public life and becoming spectators rather than participants. The forum poses the question: what has gone wrong and what should be done about it? Among the approaches discussed will be democratic values, reinventing citizenship, and bringing the public back into politics.

 

The series is co-sponsored by the National Issues Forums Institute, the Kettering Foundation, the Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City Consensus, the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, and the Truman Center for Governmental Affairs.

 

Admission to the forum is free. A 6 p.m. reception precedes the event. Call 816.701.3407 to RSVP.