On March 17, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds declared a statewide public health disaster emergency in response to the state's coronavirus outbreak. The proclamation includes the restriction of in-person gatherings of 10 or more people along with the temporary closing of several businesses in the arts, culture and entertainment sector.

Most of the public gatherings listed on the Hoopla calendar are canceled or postponed through the end of April. Please check with event organizers to confirm the status of events you see listed.

A virtual option has been created to post and search for those events and programs that are offering an online gathering opportunity for our Hoopla readers. Enjoy!

Greater Good Initiative

  • Details

  • 1/22/20
  • 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Free
  • Ages 17+
  • Categories

  • Community
  • Government/Politics

Event Description

Participants will have the opportunity to gather together to discuss the changing U.S. and local economy and brainstorm possible policy alternatives.

The Greater Good Initiative is a nationwide effort to bring people together across disciplines, the political spectrum and socio-demographic group to discuss how our society, its governance, its economies, and our communities are all changing, and what we can do to promote the greater good in this changing environment. During the Policy Hackathon, participants will not simply talk about what they think is wrong, they'll come together to devise solutions. Led by Eric Schnurer, founder of Public Works, one of the leading public sector management consulting firms in the country, participants will work together to devise innovative solutions to bridge differences and solve the problems we face.

Registration is required, refreshments will be served. Please register by calling the library or online at www.crlibrary.org on the events page.

We always recommend confirming details before attending. We hope to see you there!