Coastal Carolina University will hold a National Issues Forum on
"Racial and Ethnic Tensions" on Tuesday, July 17 from 1 to 3 p.m. in
the H. Dale Williams Center for Extended Learning conference room. The
event is free and open to the public.
The event, sponsored by Coastal's Division of Extended Learning
and Public Services, will focus on three possible deliberative
approaches to resolve these issues.
The forum will be facilitated by Jennifer Shinaberger, director of
academic outreach and distance learning at Coastal. According to
Shinaberger, the deliberative process advocated by the National Issues
Forum helps people voice their concerns and opinions in a structured
setting. Through this process, citizens weigh the pros and cons of
specific issues and identify concerns they hold in common. By learning
this constructive method for discussing complex topics, people can
apply the method to other issues facing their communities.
Forums are held each year around the country in cooperation with
the Kettering Foundation, a national research organization that studies
what it takes to make democracy work as it should.
The event is sponsored by Coastal's Division of Extended Learning
and Public Services and the University of South Carolina Institute of
Public Affairs in partnership with National Issues Forums Institutes.
For more information or to register, call 349-2665 or visit
www.coastal.edu/learn on the Internet.