Thursday, May 16 – CCP at PCC!
Can more be done to encourage constructive conversations about important problems that face communities today? If you believe so, plan to attend “PCC Discusses: Talk for A Change,” from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center Lobby at the Sylvania Campus. Hosted by the Center for Civic Participation at Portland Community College (CCP at PCC), the discussion will focus on “Democracy’s Challenge: Deliberations on the Public’s Role.” The newly launched CCP at PCC is inspired by the groundbreaking work of the National Issues Forum (NIF) model developed by the Kettering Foundation. The center is rooted in the simple notion that people need to come together to reason and talk — to deliberate about common problems. Indeed, democracy requires an ongoing deliberative public dialogue that develops an active citizenry capable of discussing important social/political/cultural issues. All are welcome to this first session!