Oregon Humanities Conversation Project at Library

Oregon Humanities’ The Conversation Project is coming to Estacada Library! For three Tuesdays in May the Flora Room will open up for thoughtful conversations on critical social issues with leading Oregon scholars and thinkers. Visit the Oregon Humanities Web site for information onĀ  how Oregon Humanities is bringing these discussion programs to other cities around our state. Sponsored by Oregon Humanities and co-hosted by the Estacada Area Arts Commission and the Estacada Library.

Below are the topics to be discussed in Estacada:

May 7, @ 7 p.m. A City’s Center: Rethinking Downtown with Nan Laurence

Historically, a city’s downtown core has been the community’s cultural and economic center. Cities are trying to revitalize their downtowns, but the qualities essential to this revitalization remain elusive.

May 14, @ 7 p.m. Lessons from Lincoln: is Political Bipartisanship Possible? with Richard Etulain

Does Abraham Lincoln’s adept use of bipartisanship during the Civil War offer guidance in dealing with the polarizing controversies of the 21st century?

May 21, @ 7 p.m. Beyond Bars: Re-envisioning the Prison System with Walidah Imarisha

What role do prisons serve in our country? In some cases, do they actually cause rather than reduce crime?

These programs are free and open to the public.