Think & Drink 2017: This Land

Conversations on race, power, and place

Kim Nguyen

Our 2017 Think & Drink series asks big questions about the place where we live. Who owns it? Who gets to live on it? And who decides its future? Join us for live, onstage conversations with artists, activists, and other experts discussing ideas drawn from This Land, Oregon Humanities' upcoming online project that explores the connections between race, power, and place in Oregon through the work of photographers, filmmakers, and storytellers of color.

The series kicked off January 25 with a look at land ownership and belonging with Rhea Combs, curator of film and photography for the National Museum of African American History and Culture; Gwen Carr, chair of the research and education committee of Oregon Black Pioneers; and Melissa Lowery, director of the documentary Black Girl in Suburbia.

Our second event, on March 15, looked at the future of development in Portland with guests Greg Goodman, copresident of Downtown Development Group; Kimberly Branam, executive director of the Portland Development Commission, and Anyeley Hallová, a partner at the Portland real-estate development firm project^.

The series will conclude Wednesday, May 17 with a conversation on creative solutions for Portland's housing crisis. Tickets ($7.50 general admission, $10 preferred seating) are available now. Reserve your seat at albertarosetheatre.com.

Think & Drink conversations in 2017 take place at the Alberta Rose Theatre from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. There will be free food available after each event for those who want to keep the conversation going. The Alberta Rose is located at 3000 NE Alberta St. Minors are welcome when accompanied by an adult.

Think & Drink is supported in part by a grant from the Oregon Cultural Trust: Oregonians investing in Oregon’s arts, heritage, and humanities. We are also thankful for the support of our media sponsor, Willamette Week; our corporate sponsors, Tonkon Torp and Stoel Rives; and our community partners, Portland Housing Center, North Star Civic FoundationCity Club of PortlandAgora Journalism Center, and Oregon Black Pioneers.

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