Project Civil Discourse
Speaking, Not Shouting:
A Community Conversation About Health Care Reform
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Check-in 5:30 p.m.
6:15 – 9:00 p.m.
AE England Building, Civic Space Park
444 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Listen and be heard. Speaking, Not Shouting: A Community Conversation About Health Care Reform will engage participants in a town hall discussion that captures opinions from a diverse spectrum of citizens around key questions that underlie health care reform.
The objective of this event is to aid in public understanding of the health care issue presently being debated and discussed in Congress and more importantly to demonstrate how an issue such as health care reform can be discussed in a civil and respectful way. The forums are nonpartisan; no particular outcome is intended nor is agreement on solutions necessarily sought.
Discussion questions may include:
James G. Hodge Jr., Lincoln Professor of Health Law and Ethics
Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
Kim VanPelt, Associate Director
St. Luke’s Health Initiatives
About Project Civil Discourse
To advance society and improve the quality of life in Arizona, we must be prepared to discuss potentially divisive issues, such as growth, education, healthcare, religion, race, immigration and transportation. Our democracy is dependent upon a responsible citizenry that can, and will, wrestle with these tough issues, without partisanship, while maintaining respect for the need to hear, understand and take into account different viewpoints.
Project Civil Discourse is a special initiative of the Arizona Humanities Council working in collaboration with organizations from around the state to provide opportunities for the public to participate in trainings, forums, and special events that share, model and provide insight on collaborative problem-solving skills. The program goal is to widely share proven skills that can enhance and improve debate and discussion about the important issues that affect our future.