This year’s Consider This series will explore what brings us together and what drives us apart. Who is included in our democracy, and who is left out? Why do we sometimes fear people who are different from us or don’t belong to the same groups we do? What leads people to embrace hate and violence, and what might lead them in other directions?
In this series, we’ll look at communities large and small, including the families we’re born into and the ones we choose; clubs, gangs, and societies; and ethnicities, faiths, and nations. Expect to hear about the challenges of this moment in history, globally and locally.
January 31: Jelica Nuccio and John Lee Clark, trainers in Protactile communication
Western Oregon University, Monmouth
April 3: Eli Saslow, reporter covering poverty and addiction for the New York Times
Alberta Rose Theatre, Portland
October 11: Casey Parks, reporter covering gender and family and author of Diary of a Misfit
Alberta Rose Theatre, Portland | Video
November 6: Andrea Cano and Fred Grewe on getting older and staying connected
AllCare Health, Grants Pass | Video
Note: We were excited to present this conversation as a live-stream for audiences beyond Grants Pass. However, we experienced multiple technical failures during the event, and as a result the audio is so poor it is difficult to follow. We apologize for the condition of the recording.
This series is made possible by funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the United We Stand: Connecting Through Culture initiative, as well as support from the Oregon Cultural Trust, Tonkon Torp LLP, the City of Portland’s We Are Better Together program, and the Susan Hammer Fund of Oregon Community Foundation.
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