Tuesday, November 15, 2011

National Issues Forums Institute Announces Support for Communities to Deliberate

Do you want to encourage dialogue and deliberation in your community or organization? The Russell Forum for Civic Life in Georgia is happy to announce that the National Issues Forums Institute is offering grants in support of deliberative forums work in honor of Taylor Willingham.

Taylor Willingham was a pioneer in the public engagement field and in National Issues Forums (NIF) work, including her service as an National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI) director. She passed away in the fall of 2011 after a year-long battle with kidney cancer. During her career she designed, organized, and led numerous public engagement projects; taught university courses online; founded Texas Forums, along with her work with the LBJ Presidential Library; worked in the adult literacy field; and wrote about public engagement, just to name a few of her many accomplishments.

To learn more about the grant program including eligibility guidelines and the procedures for applying, please visit: www.nifi.org/news/news_detail.aspx?itemID=20468&catID=24

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