Consider This with Mónica Guzmán

April 18 in Portland

Join us Tuesday, April 18 for an onstage conversation on creating connection across political divides with Mónica Guzmán, author of I Never Thought of It That Way: How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times. Guzmán is a bridge builder, journalist, and author who works to get people to talk across their perceived divides. She will be joined by Adam Davis, executive director of Oregon Humanities.

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



You can join this event either in person or online.

The event will take place in-person at the Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 NE Alberta St., in Portland. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m, and the event will begin at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $15. Click here to purchase tickets.

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


Other Ways to Participate

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


About the venue

  • ♿ The Alberta Rose Theatre is a wheelchair-accessible venue. To reserve a space for a wheelchair or other mobility device, please email in advance of the event. 
  • 🚗 Free parking is available in the neighborhood around the theater. Parking spaces often fill up quickly.
  • 🚏 The TriMet Line 72 bus stops in front of the theater. Lines 70 and 17 have stops within four blocks of the venue.
  • 🥟 Beverages and limited food are available. Outside food and beverages are not permitted.
  • 🎶 There will be music at a moderate volume before and after the event.
  • ℹ️ Read more about this venue.

If you need accomodations to participate in this event, please contact Ben Waterhouse at by April 10.


More About Our Guest

Mónica Guzmán is a bridge builder, journalist, and author who lives for great conversations sparked by curious questions. She’s Senior Fellow for Public Practice at Braver Angels, a nonprofit working to depolarize America, host of Crosscut’s interview series Civic Cocktail, and author of I Never Thought of It That Way: How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times.

​Guzmán was a 2019 fellow at the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, where she studied social and political division, and a 2016 fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University, where she studied how journalists can better meet the needs of a participatory public.

​Before committing to the project of helping people understand each other across the political divide, Mónica cofounded the award-winning Seattle newsletter The Evergrey and led a national network of groundbreaking local newsletters as VP of Local for WhereBy.Us.

​A Mexican immigrant, Latina, and dual US/Mexico citizen, she lives in Seattle with her husband and two kids and is the proud liberal daughter of conservative parents.


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