These two programs are held in Forsyth Library on the main floor several times throughout the semester, and both are sponsored by the library and the Center for Civic Leadership. Times Talk, a partnership between the American Democracy Project and the New York Times, is a program that features speakers who talk on a specific subject, while Finding Common Ground features roundtables for informal discussion of current topics.
Both are held over the noon hour; you may check the library’s calendar for the specific times. Pizza and salad are provided for the first 20 people at the Times Talk which is held in the South Study area; cookies and pop are provided for the Finding Common Ground participants in the front lobby. Both programs are set up where you can come and go as your schedule allows.
The first Times Talk of the semester was last week with the subject Universal Declaration of Human Rights regarding child soldiers. Next Wednesday, February 22, we will host a Finding Common Ground discussion titled Abortion Prolife and Prochoice.
In March, a Finding Common Ground panel discussion about Ending World Hunger by Ending Local Hunger will be on Wednesday, the 7th, and a Times Talk about the United Nations will be on Wednesday, the 14th.
In April, Finding Common Ground will talk about America’s Healthcare on Monday, the 16th, and the Times Talk subject on Tuesday, the 17th, will be Sustainability – Supporting 7 Billion.
If you are not able to come to Times Talk, but wish to listen in, the program is streamed live at http://fhsuguides.fhsu.edu/fhsulive, and the video is archived at http://fhsuguides.fhsu.edu/times_talk. The Finding Common Ground panel discussion is not filmed.
Two reference librarians, Judy Salm and MaryAlice Wade, help with these programs by providing information about each one. Judy retrieves books and other items for a display on the subject of the program, and MaryAlice puts together information in the Times Talk LibGuide – http://fhsuguides.fhsu.edu/times_talk.
The American Democracy Project also has a blog – http://adpfhsu.wordpress.com/
Hope to see you at the library!