THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Geisler To Speak at Wausaukee Library
Ellen J. Geisler, Community, Natural Resource, and Economic Development Educator from the Marinette County, University of Wisconsin " Extension, will present the topic, "Over the Edge: What should we do when alcohol and drug use become a problem to society?" at the Wausaukee Library on Wed., Oct. 25 at 4PM. National Issues Forum (NIF) has published discussion guides that present a well-rounded report about the many angles of an issue, with pros and cons, so participants all have the same base knowledge of the facts of an issue.
The topic will be presented through Civility Speaks. There are no easy answers to deep-seated public problems like substance abuse. In order to make progress on such issues, we need to tap the experience, wisdom, and hopes of people in communities who are concerned about the issue. Why does this issue matter to people? What roles can different people and organizations play? What actions would make the most difference? What are the potential drawbacks and trade-offs of different approaches?
The discussion will not be a debate but a clear dialogue of this topic. Guidelines are prepared for the National Issues Forums Institute in collaboration with the Kettering Foundation. Issue guides in this series are used by civic and educational organizations interested in addressing public issues. These organizations use the books in locally initiated forums convened each year in hundreds of communities around the county.
The discussion will last approximately 1 hour. Call the Wausaukee Library for more information at 715-856-5995.