Conversation Project: The Middle Class and Other Stories about Wealth, Status, and Power

April 3, 2018 | 7:00 p.m. | Columbia Ecovillage Condominium Common House

4653 NE Killingsworth St., Portland OR 97218

Join Oregon Humanities Executive Director Adam Davis for a conversation that explores what we think and how we talk about class in Oregon and the nation. What exactly, for example, is the middle class, who does it include and exclude, and why does it get so much attention? When does talking about class turn into class warfare, or pandering, or simple confusion? To what extent can we talk about class without talking about race, ethnicity, and cultural background? Class is clearly related to wealth and money, but it also involves much more than that, from education to dress to the shows we watch, the words we use, and the clothes we wear. What are the measures and markers that help us recognize class, and to what extent is class useful for seeing our state, our neighbors, and ourselves? Read more.

This event will take place in the Common Hall at Columbia Ecovillage Condominium.


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