Fear and Belonging: 2023–24 Consider This Series

October 2023 through summer 2024

Kathe Kollwitz, "Solidarity," 1932

This year’s Consider This series will explore what brings us together and what drives us apart. Who is included in our democracy, and who is left out? Why do we sometimes fear people who are different from us or don’t belong to the same groups we do? What leads people to embrace hate and violence, and what might lead them in other directions? 

In this series, we’ll look at communities large and small, including the families we’re born into and the ones we choose; clubs, gangs, and societies; and ethnicities, faiths, and nations. Expect to hear about the challenges of this moment in history, globally and locally. 


Upcoming events

October 11: Casey Parks, reporter covering gender and family and author of Diary of a Misfit
Alberta Rose Theatre, Portland 
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November 6: Andrea Cano, Fred Grewe, Jenny Sasser on getting older and staying connected
AllCare Health, Grants Pass

January 31: Jelica Nuccio and John Lee Clark, trainers in Protactile communication
Western Oregon University, Monmouth

March 13: Father Greg Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries
Alberta Rose Theatre, Portland Purchase tickets for this event

April 3: Eli Saslow, reporter covering poverty and addiction for the New York Times
Alberta Rose Theatre, Portland 


This series is made possible with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities' United We Stand initiative, as well as support from the Oregon Cultural Trust and the Susan Hammer Fund of Oregon Community Foundation.

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