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More to Give: Tapping the Talents of the Baby Boomer, Silent and Greatest Generation

More to Give: Tapping the Talents of the Baby Boomer, Silent and Greatest Generation was authored by Robert Putnam, John Bridgeland and Harris Wofford. This was a report by Civic Enterprises in association with Peter D. Hart Research Associates, and copyright 2008 by AARP. It discusses the civic behaviors and attitudes of Americans as they transition from work to retirement.  The central message of this report is that tens of millions of Baby Boomers and members of the Silent Generation, while not as civically active as […] (continue)

Report on ICDD Health Care Forums

The Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy (ICDD) at Kansas State University held eight health care forums between October 2008 and January 2009. ICDD modeled the forums after the National Issues Forums, and approximately 200 people participated. This brief report from ICDD on the program contributed to a Kettering Foundation report which was forwarded to senate staffers in June 2009. (continue)

Town Hall Op-Ed in Manhattan Mercury

Here’s a good example of an adaptation and elaboration of the NCDD Upgrading the Way We Do Politics article. The following article, prepared by the Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy at Kansas State University, appeared as a column in The Manhattan Mercury on Sunday, August 23, and it has been submitted to several other papers across Kansas. Town hall meetings held on healthcare legislation across the country are exploding with emotion, frustration, and conflict. Citizens are showing up in throngs to protest and shout […] (continue)

Community Fair

A community event intended to provide project information and raise awareness about particular issues. The fair includes a multiplicity of activities and events of interest to cater for the broadest range of people, for example, sausage sizzles, rides and activities for children, young people's activities and events of interest to adults. (continue)

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