Let's Talk

Insight on today’s most pressing issues.

Let’s Talk About events are designed for you to hear about issues discussed locally and globally. These 90-minute forums provide you a welcoming space to have discussions about topics that are often difficult to talk about. It also provides opportunities to see an issue from various perspectives.

  • Get facts from those on the front lines of an issue
  • Use the opportunity to ask a question that concerns you
  • Use provided tools to continue the conversation in your community (coming soon)
Upcoming discussions
  • Climate Change on Sunday, Oct. 20
  • Civility on Sunday, Feb. 23
Lott Hill, Lott HillDiscussion Facilitator
Hill is the director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at University of the Pacific. He has taught classes in creative writing, cultural studies, journalism, service-learning, and collaborative portfolio development. His work in faculty development and student learning is underpinned by the principles and practices of social and restorative justice, civic engagement, equity and inclusion, and community building as pedagogical practice. 

Health literacy reading list

The discussion on health literacy was held on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019.  

Have Questions?
Do I have to take part in the discussion?

Only if you want to participate. You can join us as an observer or a thoughtful contributor and we promise to provide a respectful environment for you to learn about and/or discuss the issue.

Why don’t you talk about uplifting topics?

We do that too, but in a different way — at our storytimes and during our daily programs. Let’s Talk About is to provide our local community the opportunity to discuss the things that we don’t usually talk about, and with others who are interested in talking about it too.

How do you find people “on the front lines” for Let’s Talk About?

It’s a community effort. Some approach us and express interest in being part of the forum series, but most are found through our partnerships with organizations and individuals throughout the Sacramento community.

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