Conversation Project: The World to Come

How Our Fear about the Future Affects Our Actions

February 28, 2018 | 7:00 p.m. | Scappoose Public Library

52469 SE 2nd St, Scappoose OR 97056

In our polarized society we seem to agree about at least one thing: we are concerned about the state of the world and its future. Our cities, towns, habitats, and rivers are changing, and what they are becoming often doesn't look good. Because we rarely talk openly about the emotions we experience about the world, these fears often remain unexamined. By talking among ourselves, we can begin to empathize with one another and see the shared origins of different political and personal convictions. Portland State University instructor David Osborn leads a discussion about our emotional responses to the world. The conversation may be about the world in general or focus on a specific issue of a host's choosing, such as climate change, housing affordability, immigration, or globalization. Read more.

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