“Food for Thought” Offers Dinner and Discussion on Timely Topics

There will be some food for thought, both figuratively and literally, at The Library Center on Thursday when the first of three  discussions on timely topics takes place.

The 2013 “Food for Thought” series kicks off at 6 p.m., on Oct. 3 with “Fighting Fair in the Culture Wars” moderated by Missouri State Sociology Associate Professor Mike Stout. Registration is free, as is a soup supper catered by Branch Bistro & Catering, a program of the Victory Mission Trade School.

The CFO is a sponsor of this discussion series, along with the Springfield-Greene County Library and the Springfield Civility Project. The audience will be encouraged to ask questions and participate in the discussion after opening remarks by the panelists.

Two more sessions are planned this month: The topic for Oct. 10 is “Constantly Connected: Social Discourse in a Multitasking World,” moderated by our own Brian Fogle; and “The 50 Percent: Poverty in Our Community,” moderated by Mark Struckhoff with the Council of Churches of the Ozarks.

The event and dinner is free, but registration is required for each of the sessions. Call (417) 882-0714 to reserve your spot.