Our 2020–21 Consider This conversation series is all about democracy and civic engagement—how it works, who gets to participate, and how it can fail. On February 2, join us for a conversation with David French, senior editor for The Dispatch and author of Divided We Fall: America's Secession Threat and How to Restore Our Nation. We'll talk about how divides over ideology and even basic facts affect democracy in the United States.
The conversation will take place starting at 5:00 p.m. Pacific on Tuesday, February 2, via Zoom and YouTube. To join us and other viewers in our virtual lobby for post-talk conversation, please RSVP here. If you'd rather just watch live, you can do so on this page or on YouTube. Recordings of the program will be available on February 3.
David French is the author of four books, including The Rise of ISIS: A Threat We Can't Ignore, Home and Away: A Story of Family in a Time of War, and most recently Divided We Fall: America's Secession Threat and How to Restore Our Nation. He is a senior editor at The Dispatch and a columnist for Time, and a former major in the United States Army Reserve who served during the Iraq War.
Consider This is made possible thanks to the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Oregon Cultural Trust, Northwest Natural, Tonkon Torp LLP, Stoel Rives LLP, the Kinsman Foundation, and the City of Portland's We Are Better Together program. This program was funded by the “Why it Matters: Civic and Electoral Participation” initiative, administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils and funded by Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This event is cosponsored by League of Women Voters of Portland.
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