community engagement

Libraries at the Center of Civic Dialogue: Hosting Public Policy Discussions

By Susan Graseck – Director, The Choices Program – Brown University

De Tocqueville’s assertion — that democracy succeeds through the democratic outlook of individual citizens — is the prerequisite condition for enlightened citizenship. It is the condition under which citizens make informed, value-based choices, and then share them with their government so that wiser and more democratic policies will be enacted.

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