THE PURPOSE OF Serving HAND
Provide We, the People with the means to initiate public deliberation of issues for talking directly to power without the intercession of agencies, bureaucrats or professionals self-selecting as experts.
THE MISSION Establish Serving HAND to:
~ provide training in methods for practicing democracy;
~ provide services to the HAND;
~ conduct research into processes for public deliberation of issues;
~ instruct in the art and craft of framing issues;
~ consult with clients about methods of deliberation;
~ infuse art into the deliberations by engaging artists in process design and facilitation;
~ design and manage curricula and educational events about protocol and personal presentation in public deliberation;
~ maintain open channels of communication with citizen leaders and change makers who identify social and world challenges and study how they are evolving.
THE VISION for Serving HAND
Every citizen in Humboldt County lives within short traveling distance of a place where they can competently and routinely participate in public deliberation.
Willow Rain originator/co-ordinator