Stockbridge, MA, September 13, 2016—Norman Rockwell Museum’s Four Freedoms Forum series returns on Thursday, September 22, at 5:30 p.m., asking the question, “what’s in our water?” The forum will explore current challenges to our environment, their effects and potential risks to our health, and ways in which information is disseminated. Featured speakers will include: Jane Winn, Executive Director, Berkshire Environmental Action Team; Lee Hauge, President, Friends of Pontoosuc Lake; and Tim Gray, Founder, Housatonic River Initiative. Community conversation at the Four Freedoms Forums is free and open to the public.

About Four Freedoms Forums:
Town Hall Meetings at the Norman Rockwell Museum

Join us to share your thoughts on the most compelling issues of our day. This series of Town Hall conversations inspired by Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms paintings will explore aspects of our democracy and important social concerns in a rapidly changing and increasingly global world. Noted commentators will offer observations and inspire community discourse, with a reception to follow.

 

The tradition of Town Hall meetings has it roots in the founding of our nation where small New England communities would gather to invite citizen opinion and vote on matters of importance to the town. A town meeting is a form of direct democratic rule, used primarily in portions of the United States since the 17th century, in which most or all the members of a community come together to legislate policy and budgets for local government.

 

The Four Freedoms Forums are free and open to the public.

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