Issues That Matter panel discussions cover a variety of viewpoints with the intention of helping the audience come to their own conclusions about the issue at hand. The format is a moderated informative discussion.
In 2013, we are focusing on public safety and health issues. In May, we covered the hot topic of gun violence. September's forums will explore the causes and effects of bullying, and what we can do to stop it.
Each of these forums will be moderated by Chris Jury of the Snohomish County Health and Safety Network. Jury's work focuses on substance abuse and violence reduction. In 2012, he organized 10 separate community discussions with young people around the topic of bullying.
Panelists included: Jim Barnes, Lake Stevens Police Dept.; Katie Davis, UW cyber-bullying focus; Mike Donlin, The School Safety Center; Brenda Newell, GLBTQ Loving Ourselves Becoming Empowered. Moderated by Chris Jury.
Panelists included: Mike Donlin, WA Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, The School Safety Center; Rory Mundwiler, School Resource Office, Mill Creek Police Department; Robert Polk, Everett School District, Directory of Athletics and Activities. Moderated by Chris Jury.
Panelists included: Mike Donlin, WA Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, The School Safety Center; Charlene Ray, School Based Mental Health Coordinator; Casey Scott-Mitchell, Citizens Against Domestic & Sexual Abuse; Lori Stolee, Asst. Principal, Athletics Directory Coupeville Middle/High School; Ed Wallace, Detective, Island Sheriff's Office. Moderated by Chris Jury.
Gale Virtual Reference Library Full text reference eBooks on the arts, business, environment, history, law, medicine, multicultural studies, nation and the world, religion, science and social science.
MasterFILE Premier Articles, dating back to 1975, covering a broad range of subjects including business, education, health, science and multi-cultural issues—plus a digital image collection of photos, maps, and flags.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context Point-of-view articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles on current events and issues of controversy. Content is aligned with WA State Curriculum standards for middle and high school, check ‘Curriculum Standards' within resource for further details.
ProQuest Research Library Mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers with broad, inclusive coverage of a wide range of popular academic subjects.
Sno-Isle Libraries' Issues That Matter programs are meant to encourage community conversations on high-profile topics. These events are free and open to the public. Funding is provided by the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation.