Engaging Communities Through Issues Forums

Reason Three

When something is a public issue, ways to deal with it must be identified by the community and for the community. Community members need to find the will and way to collaborate on naming and framing the issue and identifying actions that can lead to change. This community engagement process increases the likelihood that collective action, based on common ground, will be better accepted.

To see how these reasons and the sociological model were used to plan and conduct a forum, read Our Story scattered throughout this guide to provide context to our lived experiences with forums.

Delaware 2018 Forum

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