We’ve always felt friendly toward libraries—places where ideas are there for the lending. What we’re learning is that San Diego’s libraries are also natural settings for community conversations, or deliberative dialogues.
The inclusive atmosphere of our libraries is well suited to deliberative dialogues—a form of discussion aimed at finding the best course of action when a problem can’t be solved by one group of people or one institution. Deliberative questions take the form "What should we do?" The purpose is not so much to solve a problem or resolve an issue as to explore the most promising avenues for action.
On February 6th the stunning San Diego Public Library’s main downtown branch will host a free, public forum moderated by the San Diego Deliberation Network on the question of Health Care: How Can We Reduce Costs and Still Get the Care We Need? Participants will follow a prepared discussion guide to weigh tradeoffs on various approaches we can take as a society to address growing health care costs. The results of this conversation, like one of hundreds taking place around the country, will be presented to policymakers at a national gathering, A Public Voice, scheduled for May 5 in Washington, D.C.
To register for this limited seating, free event, click Contact@SDDN.org
Free, Public Forum on Health Care
Date: Sat., Feb 6, 2016
Time: 9:30-11: 30 am
Place: San Diego Public Library, 330 Park Boulevard
Click here to register.