The Illinois Policy Institute's Kristina Rasmussen will be speaking at this event on July 20 in Springfield:
"What's Fair: Am I My Brother's Keeper?"
Wednesday, July 20, 2011, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
112 N. Sixth Street, Springfield, Illinois
Am I my brother's keeper? The answer to this question is not always an easy one. Political affiliations, religious beliefs, personal experiences - how we measure our responsibility to the world around us and the people in it is determined by an array of values and principles as unique as the individuals that possess them.
This installment of The (Un)Common Good series will explore the role of the individual versus the government in solving our social and economic challenges via a dynamic, new program format.
Together, the audience and the panelists will work through hypothetical accounts of people in need. What does a policy professional have to say about farm subsidies? Where does a religious leader stand on the issue of Medicaid? The audience votes in real time for the panelist they are most interested in hearing from.
What will the results say about us and our values? The format of this program is aimed at illuminating what is at the heart of this debate - not the voices of talking heads, but the beliefs and views that dictate the decisions we make every day.
The (Un)Common Good is a public program series organized by the Illinois Humanities Council that brings people together across ideological platforms to discuss controversial issues in thoughtful, respectful, yet passionate ways.
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required and can be made on our website, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or calling 312.422.5580.