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

September 16, 2019 | noon | Lake Oswego Adult Community Center

505 G Ave., Lake Oswego OR 97034

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?

Event Sponsors

Lake Oswego Adult Community Center

Cost

Free

Contact

Maria Bigelow at mbigelow@ci.oswego.or.us or 503-635-3758