Events & Opportunities

November 11, 2017

Conversation Project: Race and Place

Racism and Resilience in Oregon's Past and Future

6:00 p.m., Coos History Museum, Coos Bay

November 15, 2017

Conversation Project: Beyond Fake News

How We Find Accurate Information about the World

7: 00 p.m., Concordia University - Hagen Center, Portland

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November 15, 2017

Think & Drink

A conversation focusing on race, power, and justice

6:30 p.m., Alberta Rose Theatre, Portland

November 15, 2017

Conversation Project: Crime and Punishment in Oregon

From prisons and youth correctional facilities to schools and county jails, we’re surrounded by institutions that punish. But why do we punish? Why is punishment sometimes sanctioned by the state? Are there other ways to punish—such as restorative justice—that may be more effective, reasonable, or desirable?

6:00 p.m., Pacific Northwest College of Art - 2nd Floor Commons, Portland

November 15, 2017

Conversation Project: Is Technology Outpacing Our Humanity?

Whether it be automation, the iPhone, or gene editing, some say our technical capacities have outstripped our moral knowledge. Others believe they have provided us immense creativity in dealing with our biggest ethical questions. Are these mutually exclusive?

6:00 p.m., Friendly House, Portland

November 16, 2017

Conversation Project: Stone Soup

How Recipes Can Preserve History and Nourish Community

2:00 p.m., PCC Rock Creek Campus, Portland

November 16, 2017

History in the News

Discuss current events in historical context at a monthly roundtable with Mid-Valley historians, political scientists, and other experts. The topic of each discussion will be pulled straight from the headlines ten days in advance.

5:30 to 7:00 p.m., Willamette Heritage Center, Salem

November 16, 2017

Conversation Project: Seeing the Forest for the Trees

Stewarding Our Public Forests

7:00 p.m., Estacada Public Library, Estacada

November 18, 2017

Conversation Project: What Are You?

Mixed-Race and Interracial Families in Oregon’s Past and Future

1:00 p.m., Taprock Northwest Grill, Grants Pass

November 28, 2017

Talking about Dying

This conversation provides an opportunity for participants to reflect on what stories and influences shape their thinking about death and dying and to hear perspectives and ideas from fellow community members.

3:00 p.m., Hoffman Center for the Arts, Manzanita