Conversation Project – Free Statewide Community Discussions This Winter

Conversation ProjectCONVERSATION PROJECT programs cover topics such as racial diversity in Oregon, land use, and decision making in a democracy.

Communities around the state have year-round access to free discussions through the Conversation Project, a program of Oregon Humanities that connects Oregonians with public scholars and provocative ideas.

The 2011–12 Conversation Project lineup features 26 programs that span diverse topics, including the use of natural resources, the history of Black people in Oregon, gender in pop music, censorship, the Civil War, decision making in a democracy, and volunteerism in America. Programs are scheduled December 31, 2011, to February 27, 2012, are listed below by county. For more information about each program and to view the full events calendar, please visit

Clatsop County

  • White Out?: The Future of Racial Diversity in Oregon, by Emily Drew (1/19/12 at 7 p.m. at the Judge Guy Boyington Building, 857 Commercial St., Astoria)
  • From Print to Pixels: The Act of Reading in the Digital Age, by Mark Allen Cunningham (1/21/12 at 2 p.m. at the Astoria Public Library, 450 10th St., Astoria)


  • S/he-bop: Making Sense of Gender in American Pop Music, by Sarah E. Dougher (1/14/12 at 1 p.m. at Tillamook County Pioneer Museum, 2106 2nd St., Tillamook)

Oregon Humanities connects Oregonians to ideas that change lives and transform communities. More information about our programs and publications—which include the Conversation Project, Think & Drink, Humanity in Perspective, Happy Camp, Public Program Grants, Responsive Program Grants, and Oregon Humanities magazine—can be found at Oregon Humanities is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and a partner of the Oregon Cultural Trust.