Upcoming Events

March 16- Panel: The Advancement of Women in the Arts

March 16 at 6:30pm: The American Association of University Women is celebrating Women’s History Month by having their meeting at the Grants Pass museum. The topic of the program is “The Advancement of Women in the Arts.” To that end, we are presenting a panel of three local artists who have achieved recognition for their creativity: Eileen Bowie – a visual artist, Janet Higgins – a sculptor, and Jen Roberts – an author. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Nov. 4- Everyday Civics: The Fight to Save the Town

Join on zoom– hosted by Oregon Books and Games
Cover image of the book, "The Fight to Save the Town" by Michelle Anderson

I’ll be participating in this event on November 4, talking about how a group of committed citizens (and library lovers!) banded together and worked like hell to successfully save our local library.

“Join us for a virtual lunch-and-learn reflective conversation featuring author of The Fight to Save the Town, Michelle Wilde Anderson and key community leaders. During this program, Michelle will share research and findings from her book surrounding Josephine County. In a facilitated discussion, key community leaders will consider how new generations of local leaders are figuring out how to turn poverty traps back into gateway cities.”

This book is available for checkout with your library card or for purchase at Oregon Books & Games.  A library card is not needed to participate.

This is a virtual program. Use the following Zoom link to watch the conversation: us02web.zoom.us/j/81859440789.

Nov. 17- Conversation Project: Conspiracy Theories: Truth, Facts, and Tinfoil Hats

On November 17 in Hood River, OR, I’ll be facilitating the following conversation:

The Flat Earth Society. The Illuminati. QAnon. Sometimes it seems like conspiracy theories have been multiplying exponentially, especially in this time of global pandemic. Why do we gravitate toward conspiracy theories to make sense of the world? What human need do these stories fill? In this program, we’ll explore some conspiracy theories old and new, famous and obscure. What common themes do they share? How do they operate as stories and how do they evolve? What’s the difference between a conspiracy theory and myth, folklore, and “fake news”? We’ll talk about the mechanics of conspiracy theories as we explore how to determine what’s true, what’s false, and whom to trust.

This is an in-person event. Proof of vaccination is required to attend. Learn more and RSVP here.

7:00 p.m., Hood River County History Museum, Hood River

300 E. Port Marina Dr., Hood River OR 97031