Consider This with Casey Parks - La Grande screening

October 11, 2023 | 7:00–8:30 p.m. | HQ

112 Depot St., La Grande OR 97850

Join Oregon Humanities staff on October 11 at 7:00 p.m. in La Grande for a live screening of Consider This with Casey Parks.

A longtime reporter for the OregonianCasey Parks now covers gender and family issues for the Washington Post, where she has written about abortion access, Texas’ investigation of parents of trans kids, and the long tail of the US military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. In her 2022 book, Diary of a Misfit, Parks relates her own story of coming out in a rural Louisiana town in 2002 and her efforts to uncover the story of Roy Hudgins, a small-town singer who, like Parks, didn’t conform to the expectations of his community. This conversation will explore how attitudes about gender affect where people seem to fit in. We'll also discuss where these attitudes come from and how they might change.


This live screening is free of charge. No tickets required.

About the Venue

  • The space: This event will be held indoors at HQ in downtown La Grande. 
  • Parking: Free parking street is available in the area around the venue. There are curb cuts on all sidewalks in the area. There is offstreet disabled person parking one block away in the lot on Washington in between Dr. Loraine's and the Jiu Jitsu studio.
  • Food and drink: There will be cookies and lemonade available. Outside food is allowed.
  • Lighting: The venue is well-lit inside. Lights will be dimmed during the program.
  • Video and Sound: The conversation will be projected on a large screen. The program will be amplified. There will be no loud music.
  • Mobility access: HQ is wheelchair-accessible, including bathrooms. 
  • Questions: If you have questions about the venue, please contact

Event Sponsors

Oregon Humanities




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