Forums for the Fourth
"What would happen if you combined the annual celebration of our nation's independence with the most foundational practice of a vital democracy?" That's what some folks at the University of Kentucky asked themselves in 2002 when they began to plan a special event to take place on the Fourth of July in their community. Now they are sharing their vision, and some planning details, with others who'd like to plan their own Forum for the Fourth.
Forums for the Fourth can serve as an invitation to your fellow citizens to honor this special holiday by engaging in one of democracy's most important actions- talking together about public issues.
A Forum for the Fourth could take place on the 4th of July itself, but it doesn't have to. A Forum for the Fourth could happen on any day of the year- in recognition of the meaning and the history of that important day.
Read more about the University of Kentucky and their experience with Forums for the Fourth. Their report also includes a sample media release and a Forums for the Fourth Proclamation.
Forums for the Fourth: A unigue application of National Isusues Forums on the Fourth of July | A report by Tim Grove
Forums for the Fourth: 1176-2006 | By Anne Thomason, special to NIFI.org
Are you planning a Forum for the Fourth?
Discuss your event in the online discussion area