Tewksbury Library To Host 4-Week Domestic Policy Discussion Series
Feb 07, 2016 01:57PM
By Robert Hayes
Tewksbury Public Library
TEWKSBURY, MA – Area residents are invited to the Tewksbury Public Library to take part in a 4-week facilitated discussion series about critical issues confronting America.
Discussions will take place on Monday nights from 6pm to 7:45pm in the library’s Meeting Room. Topics to be discussed include: Healthcare (February 8), Religious Freedom (February 22), Education Reform (March 7) and Minimum Wage (March 14).
Participants will be provided with a packet of background information on each topic which they are expected to read prior to the discussions.
The goal of the series is to help participants better inform themselves about different perspectives on issues that affect the country, and then facilitate an exchange of different perspectives on how best to solve these challenges. Participants are encouraged to bring and share their opinions in this forum where controversy and courtesy go hand and hand.
Professional debate coach Keith West will facilitate the discussions. Keith has been teaching and coaching debate for nearly a decade. He taught speech and debate at Texas Tech and Truman State, as well as Boston Latin and Acton-Boxborough High School. Keith currently moderates foreign and domestic policy discussion series at a number of other public libraries, including Wilmington and Peabody.
Registration is required for the discussion series and must be done in person at the library’s second-floor Reference Desk. There is a $20 registration fee (to cover costs of materials and help offset the cost of the facilitator) due at the time of registration. Registration closes for the series on February 8 at 5pm. Spaces are limited.