Consider This: American Dreams, American Myths, American Hopes

R Miller

This year’s Consider This series explores the stories we tell ourselves about the origins, ideals, and aspirations of the United States. What does it mean to participate in these stories, and what does it mean to refuse or challenge them? Is there, in 2022 a shared American dream—and has there ever been? Throughout our history, the shared American dream has served many purposes. What's it doing for us today and going forward? How might we scrutinize the dream and still hold onto some of the aspirations it expresses? 

Join us from October 2021 through September 2022 for a series of in-person and online conversations in Portland and across Oregon.

 

Upcoming Events

March 10: Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of Braiding Sweetgrass, Gathering Moss, and The Democracy of Species (online)
Register for this free program.

March 16: David Walker, Douglas Wolk, and Courtenay Hameister on comics and American myth
7:00 p.m. Pacific at the Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 NE Alberta St., Portland
Read more about this event.

May 11: Laura Kipnis, author of Love in the Time of ContagionAgainst Love, and Men: Notes from an Ongoing Investigation
7:00 p.m. Pacific at the Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 NE Alberta St., Portland

 

Past Events

October 13, 2021: Mitchell S. Jackson, author of Survival Math and The Residue Years
audio | video

January 11, 2022: Omar El Akkad, author of American War and What Stranger Paradise
audio | video

 

This series is made possible thanks to the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities’ "A More Perfect Union" initiative, the Oregon Cultural Trust, Susan Hammer Fund of Oregon Community Foundation, The Standard, Stoel Rives LLP, the Kinsman Foundation, and the City of Portland's We Are Better Together program.

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