One of the principals we are embracing is of collaboration.
This no longer just one person to tell,
a community of Creatives coming together for a cause.
We are gathering music, reproduction of drawings and paintings for possible use in postproduction. We have a list of jobs related to the production where writers, poets, and outside the box ideas can complete the task of highlighting and showcase creative solutions and best reform practices.
We are engaged in several organizational collaborations:
1) Our subjects:
Dr. David Buck and staff of Healthcare for the Homeless Houston, HHH, Change Team members and the staff associated with the InReach Program.
Judges Mike Schneider and Angela Ellis of the 315 Court,
Annise Parker and several grassroots groups (state foster care alumni and grandparents).
2) We are in close consultation with the Coalition for the Homeless, Houston/Harris County. We will work in collaboration with these and other targeted stakeholders to set up community screenings and public deliberations.
3) Center for Public Deliberation of the University of Houston
Downtown and the National Issues Forum.
5) Field researchers for Women, Poverty, Education, University of Houston, School of Social Work.
The Issue Guide is currently going through review from the National Issues Forum Institute. Created at the Center for Public Deliberation of the University of Houston Downtown. Issue guides are used in forums by a variety of organizations, groups, and individuals, and offer citizens the opportunity to join together to deliberate and make choices with others about ways to approach difficult issues and to work toward creating reasoned public judgment.
Forums range from small or large group gatherings similar to town hall meetings, to study circles held in public places or private homes on an ongoing basis.
Forums focus on issues such as health care, immigration, Social Security, or ethnic and racial tensions. The forums provide a way for people of diverse views and experiences to seek a shared understanding of the problem and to search for common ground for action. Forums are led by trained, neutral moderators, and use an issue discussion guide that frames the issue by presenting the overall problem and then three or four broad approaches to the problem. Forum participants work through the issue by considering each approach; examining what appeals to them or concerns them, and also what the costs, consequences, and trade-offs may be that would be incurred in following that approach.” - www.nifi.org.
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