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Conversation Projects: What Does It Mean to Be American?

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Cascadia Garlington Health Center

3036 Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard

Portland, OR 97212

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A Free Discussion About What It Means to be American

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In partnership with Oregon Humanities, Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare is excited to announce our upcoming Conversation Project: What Does It Mean to be American?

The United States is a culturally diverse nation with residents who can trace their heritage to lands across the globe, and our diversity is projected to continue to increase over the next several decades. Given the differences of race, ethnicity, place, religion, wealth, language, education, and ideology that exist in the US, what are the things that unite us a nation? How do we understand what it means to be American and what we hold valuable?

This is the focus of “What Does It Mean to Be American?” a free conversation with Ellen M. Knutson on November 25th at Garlington Education Center. This program is hosted by Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare and sponsored by Oregon Humanities.

Ellen M. Knutson is a Portland, Oregon based research associate at the Charles F. Kettering Foundation where she is a key member of the research team comprising Russian and US colleagues developing libraries as centers for public dialogue and deliberation. She is an adjunct assistant professor at the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois where she teaches a course on community engagement to students in the online master’s program.

About Conversation Projects:

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, please contact Angela Kremer, 503-890-3071, Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare Equity Specialist.

Oregon Humanities (921 SW Washington, Suite 150; Portland, OR 97205) connects Oregonians to ideas that change lives and transform communities. More information about Oregon Humanities’ programs and publications, which include the Conversation Project, Think & Drink, Humanity in Perspective, Bridging Oregon, Public Program Grants, Responsive Program Grants, and Oregon Humanities magazine, can be found at oregonhumanities.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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