Consider This: Redrawing Borders

With Carina Miller, Alexander Baretich, and Matt McCaw

May 23, 2023 | 7:00 p.m. | Alberta Rose Theatre

3000 NE Alberta St., Portland OR 97211

Join us on Tuesday, May 23 for an onstage conversation on borders and divides. Why are our borders in the places they are, and when should they be redrawn? When are borders useful, and when are they symbolic? Should borders be based on geography, history, culture, or some other criteria?

Our guests for this event are Carina Miller, chair of the Columbia River Gorge Commission and a research analyst with Warm Springs Community Action Team; Matt McCaw, spokesperson for the Greater Idaho movement; and Alexander Baretich, a proponent of Cascadian bioregionalism and designer of the "Doug" flag.

This program is part of Oregon Humanities’ 2023 Consider This series on people, place, and power

Tickets are $15 and are available now from the Alberta Rose Theatre website or box office.

A limited number of free tickets are also available for this event. To request free tickets, please use this form.

The conversation will also be broadcast live, for free, on YouTube


About the venue

  • Mobility access: The Alberta Rose Theatre is a wheelchair-accessible venue. Anyone who uses a wheelchair or other mobility device can reserve an accessible seat at the venue by emailing in advance of the event. Accessible bathrooms are to the right of the theater entrance. 

  • Parking: Free parking is available in the neighborhood around the theater. Parking spaces often fill up quickly. There is one disabled person parking space less than one block away on NE 30th Ave., in front of Emmanuel Church of God in Christ United, but the space does not have a curb cut or ramp. The closest disabled person parking space with curb cuts is four blocks west, at the southwest corner of Northeast 26th Avenue and Northeast Alberta Street. A map of disabled person parking spaces is available from the Portland Bureau of Transportation.

  • Public transit: The TriMet Line 72 bus stops in front of the theater. Lines 70 and 17 have stops within four blocks of the venue.

  • Food and drink: Beverages and limited food are available for purchase and may be consumed anywhere in the theater during the event. Outside food and beverages are not permitted.

  • Lighting: The venue has appropriate overhead lighting before and after the conversation. During the conversation, lights are dimmed with staged lighting facing the stage. Lights in the lobby/bar remain on during the program. The auditorium does not have floor lighting in the aisles.

  • Sound: There will be music at a moderate volume before and after the event.

  • Read more about the Alberta Rose Theatre.

If you need accommodations to participate in this event, please contact Ben Waterhouse at by May 12.

Event Sponsors

Oregon Humanities


$15; free tickets available


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