The 2017–18 Portland Think & Drink series on race, power, and justice features onstage conversations exploring how community organizations, corporations, and religious groups work to change the structures and policies that govern our society. At this event, Jess Campbell, Jacqueline Keeler, and Scot Nakagawa will join us for a conversation about the challenges and opportunities in community organizing around Oregon.
Think & Drink takes place at the Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 NE Alberta St., in Portland, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. We invite you to stay after the program for snacks and conversation. Minors are welcome when accompanied by an adult. No-cost tickets are available for all Think & Drink events.
About our Guests
Jess Campbell is codirector of the Rural Organizing Project. She has worked with some of the most rural communities in Oregon to support local visions of what healthy and vibrant rural communities could look like. She is the coauthor of Up in Arms: A Guide to Oregon’s Patriot Movement.
Jacqueline Keeler is a Diné and Dakota writer and activist. She is the editor of the anthology Edge of Morning: Native Voices Speak for the Bears Ears and the creator of the #NotYourMascot campaign against racist sports mascots.
Scot Nakagawa is a community organizer, activist, cultural worker, and political writer. He has spent many years exploring questions of racial injustice and racial formation and effective forms of resistance and strategies for change. He is a senior partner at ChangeLab, a grassroots political lab that explores how US demographic change is affecting racial justice politics.
Adam Davis, executive director of Oregon Humanities, will moderate the conversation.
The 2017–18 Think & Drink series is made possible thanks to the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Oregon Cultural Trust, Stoel Rives LLP, and Tonkon Torp LLP.
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