2003 Freeman Forum: Community, Consensus & the Common Good
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., May 12, 2003
Cowles Auditorium

The Freeman Forum showed how and why our attitudes about community, consensus, and the common good have eroded. It also showed how we can restore them, through insights from past and present leaders and an understanding of the cultural context in today’s political will and societal choices.

Four former Minnesota Governors spoke their mind about the state of Minnesota today. Former Governors Carlson, Quie, Anderson, and Andersen gave their candid opinions on current events such as taxes, conceal and carry, and more. The Governors’ panel was broadcast on Minnesota Public Radio’s Midday program and an audio archive of the broadcast is currently available on their web site.

The event also brought together current politicians, nonprofit leaders, community leaders, students, and interested community members. Each attendee received a copy of Rodney Leonard’s recent book, Freeman, the Governor Years. The book is available for purchase. For more information on buying the book, please contact Jane Leonard at jleonard@minnesotaruralpartners.org or  651-645-9403  .