Publick Occurrences: Schools in Crisis
Please join us from 6-8 PM on Monday, April 16th, at Sapinsley Hall on the campus of Rhode Island College for the 2018 Publick Occurrences.
This year's topic, Schools in Crisis, engages the Rhode Island public to learn from panels of content experts representing multiple perspectives on the issue. An audience Q&A follows the panel format. The event is free of charge.
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Publick Occurrences, which received the Rhode Island Press Association Community Outreach Award in 2014 and 2015, is an annual forum series collaboratively developed and hosted by Leadership Rhode Island, The Providence Journal, and Rhode Island College.
Publick Occurrences serves to educate, engage, and provoke action around the most timely, controversial topics of the Rhode Island day by bringing together experts from the public and private sectors.
Named after the first multi-page newspaper published in 1690 and immediately shut down by the colonial government after one edition due to the provocative nature of the “reflections of a very high nature,” these free and open-to-the-public forums are an exercise in civil discourse. Deliberate audience engagement occurs through Q-and-A sessions and interactive audience polls.
Over 5000 people have attended a total of 15 Publick Occurrences forums in the past 6 years.
- Who is Qualified to Run Rhode Island?
- Middle Class Squeeze
- Is Rhode Island’s Mental Health System in Crisis?