The Public Work Academy at Augsburg University and the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service are co-presenting a local democracy summit in Wausau, Wisconsin.
New Frontiers in Civic Revitalization:
Local Democracy Summit
November 15, 2018 • 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
UW Center for Civic Engagement
625 Stewart Ave Wausau, WI 54403
– Register Now! – Registration is limited to the first 75 attendees
The theory and practice of “public work” are transforming civic and professional practice in the United States and abroad. – David Mathews, President, Kettering Foundation
Communities across the nation face fragmentation and polarization. Yet cities and towns, large and small, also have the potential to be the seedbed for a rebirth of citizenship and democracy – providing an alternative to the national politics of blame and gridlock.
This summit at the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service will introduce civic leaders from Wisconsin to the new Midwest Public Work Academy’s Small Cities Democracy Network located at Augsburg University in Minneapolis. Participants will:
- Engage in a high-level conversation with thought leaders across multiple sectors – including business, education, government, health care, foundations, and more.
- Share perspectives, examples and leading practices in citizen-centered efforts to address public problems and create shared community resources across partisan and other differences.
- Learn from case studies of effective citizen-government and cross-partisan partnerships for the common good such as “Clear Vision Eau Claire,” “Better Angels” and “Public Achievement.”
- Receive training from internationally recognized leaders in public work, including Harry Boyte, Marie Ström and Mike Huggins.
- Receive a free copy of Harry Boyte’s new book, “Awakening Democracy through Public Work.”
- Learn about how your organization or community can plug into the growing movement around public work being organized by the new Midwest Public Work Academy based at Augsburg.
Cost: $75 per person (includes lunch and book) For information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 715-261-6388.