A Case for Government, November 10, 2009

Neighborhood Partnerships, in conjunction with Oregon Thrives, is very pleased to announce a lecture event with Patrick Bresette of Demos, Center for the Public Sector.  Patrick will be joining us to offer his insights, lessons and recommendations for creating a new public understanding of the purpose and possibilities of government action.  His approaches emphasize problem-solving, long-term thinking, and a genuine concern for the common good.

This year in Oregon has been a difficult one – our residents face economic and social challenges we haven’t seen in decades, including staggering numbers of families experiencing homelessness and hunger.  At this time more than ever, we need to think more about how we as a community respond, and what we ask of our governmental systems.  Not only do we need to consider government’s role, but even more critically, how we talk and think about government. How do we move beyond partisanship and current perceptions about government? How do we reframe this conversation?

I had the pleasure of hearing Patrick speak in Seattle in July and in Washington, DC in September. He is a great speaker, with new research and insights that will help us all reframe the conversation to meet current and new challenges. I hope you can join us on Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at 5 p.m.

Details:

Please RSVP to Haley.

When: Tuesday, November 10, 2009, 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Where: Northwest Natural, 220 NW 2nd Ave, Fourth Floor, Portland OR 97209

A reception will follow the lecture.