Think & Drink sparks provocative conversations about big ideas. The series, which invites the public to think and talk together, reflects Oregon Humanities’ emphasis on infusing important public conversations with critical thinking and fresh ideas. The council typically hosts four Think & Drink programs per year. All are open to the public.
The 2017 Think & Drink series asks “big questions about the place where we live.”
- Who owns it?
- Who gets to live on it?
- Who decides its future?
Artists, activists, and other experts will discuss ideas drawn from “This Land,” the council’s upcoming online project that explores the connections between race, power, and place in Oregon through the work of photographers, filmmakers, and storytellers of color.
The 2017 series kicked off January 25 with a look at land ownership and belonging with Rhea Combs, curator of film and photography for the National Museum of African American History and Culture; Gwen Carr, chair of research and education committee of Oregon Black Pioneers, and Melissa Lowery, director of the documentary Black Girl in Suburbia. The next event will be March 15, 2017. All conversations will be held at the Alberta Rose Theatre from 6:30 to 8:00 pm and will include food following the event. Tickets are $7.50-$10.
March 15, 2017 – A conversation about the future of housing and urban development in Portland with civic leaders and developers poised to make it happen, including Greg Goodman, copresident of Downtown Development Group; Kimberly Branam, executive director of the Portland Development Commission, and Anyeley Hallova, partner at the Portland real-estate development firm project.