Think & Drink with Danielle Allen

May 22 at the Alberta Rose Theatre in Portland

Laura C Rose

Join us May 22 for the final event of the 2018–19 Portland Think & Drink series on journalism and justice, an onstage conversation with Danielle Allen and Adam Davis. Allen is a prolific author and political theorist who has written about education, citizenship, and justice. The two will discuss the intersections of the justice system and race, a major theme of Allen's 2017 memoir, Cuz, which explores the life of her cousin Michael and how the so-called war on drugs, mass incarceration, and other forms of racial violence contributed to his death at age twenty-nine. They will also talk about equality and civic health. Allen writes about politics and morality as a columnist for the Washington Post, and is a professor at Harvard University.


About This Event

Think & Drink is an onstage conversation series that explores provocative ideas and fresh perspectives.

When: Wednesday, May 22, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

We invite you to stay after the program for snacks and conversation. Minors are welcome when accompanied by an adult.

WhereThe Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 NE Alberta St., Portland

The Alberta Rose Theatre is accessible by Trimet bus lines 17, 70, and 72. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Tickets: General admission tickets for this event are $10. Click here to purchase tickets.

To make sure as many people as possible who want to attend are able to, a small portion of tickets are available at no cost. If you’re able to pay for a ticket, we ask that you do so to help keep this program accessible to all. Click here to reserve no-cost tickets.

If you have any questions about this event, please email Ben Waterhouse at or (503) 241-0543, ext. 122.

 Watch the conversation below.


About Our Guests

Danielle Allen is a political theorist at Harvard University and a contributing columnist to the Washington Post. She is the author of Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality and the memoir Cuz: The Life and Times of Michael A., among other books. She was a 2001 MacArthur Foundation Fellow and has served as chair of the Pulitzer Prize board.

Adam Davis is executive director of Oregon Humanities.

The 2018–19 Think & Drink series is made possible thanks to the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Oregon Cultural TrustStoel Rives LLPTonkon Torp LLPNorthwest Natural, and the Kinsman Foundation. Our media sponsors for the 2018–19 series are Bridgeliner and Our community partners for this event are the Agora Journalism Center at the University of Oregon and City Club of Portland.


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