Free

Think & Drink: What's Next, Alabama?

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Avondale Brewing Company

201 41st St S

Birmingham, AL 35222

View Map

Friends Who Are Going
Event description

Description

The Alabama Humanities Foundation Young Professionals Board and the David Mathews Center for Civic Life invite you to the 2017 "Think and Drink" series, What's Next, Alabama?

This is a conversation about what the good life means to you and your community, and what you can do together as a community to make strides toward achieving a better life, however you define that. It’s a conversation about your community’s economic future, in the broadest sense. What is the biggest challenge facing your community? Is it a lack of jobs? Access to quality education? No access to healthcare? What is the issue keeping Birmingham from building shared prosperity?




This is the second of three forums. Each forum will be focused generally on a single question:

The first forum asks, "Where are we now?" How have you seen Birmingham change over the years? How did we get to where we are today? What positive changes have we seen, and what negative changes have emerged? What is working and what isn't? What obstacles have we overcome?

The second forum asks, "Where do we want to go?" What do you want to change in Birmingham, and what do you want to preserve? What is your highest aspiration for the city? What is an issue that has been holding the city back? What issues would you like to see the community prioritize and move towards addressing?

The third forum asks, "How do we get there?" Of the issues identified in previous forums, what is the community most capable of addressing? How can the community move toward action? Which participants in the forums have talents, skills, and/or connections that can be leveraged to create change?




The forums will be facilitated by a neutral moderator from the David Mathews Center for Civic Life, and all forums are open to the public. For more information about community forums and the deliberative process, see http://www.mathewscenter.org

To learn more about the What's Next, Alabama? forum series (and learn how to bring the forum series to your own community) please visit mathewscenter.org/whatsnext


Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Avondale Brewing Company

201 41st St S

Birmingham, AL 35222

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved