Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Oregonians are known for a fierce sense of independence and a rugged individuality, qualities long associated with natural resource vocations such as logging, fishing, farming and ranching.
The state is also known for its progressive environmental policies. Our sense of connection to a place informs our values and approaches to conflict over resource and land use in our communities.
This is the focus of “Your Land, My Land: Using and Preserving Oregon’s Natural Resources,” a free conversation with Portland State University professor Veronica Dujon on Sunday, July, 21, at 2 p.m. at Hood River County Library. This program is hosted by Hood River County Library District and sponsored by Oregon Humanities.
Dujon is professor and chair of the department of sociology at Portland State University. She has published widely and is co-editor of the book “Understanding the Social Dimension of Sustainability.” She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of the West Indies, Barbados, and her master’s and doctoral degrees in land resources/sociology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Through the Conversation Project, Oregon Humanities offers free programs that engage community members in thoughtful, challenging conversations about ideas critical to our daily lives and our state’s future.
For more information about this free community discussion, contact Hood River Library District at 541-386-2535 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://hoodriverlibrary.org.
Oregon Humanities is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and a partner of the Oregon Cultural Trust.
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I Can't Keep Quiet singers at "Citizen Town Hall"
‘I can’t keep quiet,’ sing members of an impromptu choir in front of Hood River Middle School Saturday prior to the citizen town hall for questions to Rep. Greg Walden. The song addresses female empowerment generally and sexual violence implicitly, and gained prominence during the International Women’s Day events in January. The singers braved a sudden squall to finish their song and about 220 people gathered in HRMS auditorium, which will be the scene of the April 12 town hall with Rep. Greg Walden, at 3 p.m. Enlarge