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History in the News at Willamette Heritage Center in #SalemOR – Thurs. Nov. 16th

History in the News:

Oregon’s Own History of Sexual Violence and Harassment

Thursday, November 16, 5:30-7:00 pm

Willamette Heritage Center | 1313 Mill St SE, Salem, OR

Millions of people have recently disclosed their experiences of sexual harassment and assault on social media. Oregon is no exception.

This roundtable puts current conversations about sexual harassment and assault in historical perspective. Are we at a pivotal moment in changing the cultural attitudes and workplace practices that sustain such abuse? What has changed, and not changed? Why have efforts to expose and prevent harassment and assault faltered or met resistance in the past? Please join us for conversation with experts in politics, policy, and the law.

History in the News is free and open to the public.

Food and drink will be available for purchase from Taproot Lounge & Café.

This program is made possible in part by a grant from Oregon Humanities (OH), a statewide nonprofit organization and an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, which funds OH’s grant program.

History in the News is sponsored by KMUZ Community Radio, and presented in partnership with Salem City Club.

History in the News Page (Willamette Heritage Center)

Panelists:

  • Melissa Buis Michaux, Professor of Politics and Women’s and Gender Studies, Willamette University
  • Cynthia Stinson, Oregon Department of Human Services Legislative Coordinator, former Director of Educational Equity Assurance, Willamette University

 

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Reminder! Oregon Artists Series Foundation Presents: “Flip for Art” in #SalemOR – Wed. Nov. 1st

Flip for Art

Have you FLIPPED for art?

Join us for FLIP FOR ART, a fabulously fun evening to support public art in Salem.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 | 5:00-7:30pm
Salem Convention Center | 200 Commercial Street, Salem, OR

  • Support public art in Salem at Flip for Art, a silent auction of ‘twice-loved’ art and fine craft from local collections.
  • Attendees can also bid on award-winning wines and
  • make a souvenir photo Flip Book to take home.
  • Several local artists and arts leaders will also be recognized for their lasting contributions to Salem’s cultural landscape.

Proceeds support Oregon Artists Series Foundation, committed to acquiring art for permanent display in downtown Salem.

Cost: $10 per person; includes generous hors d’ouevres and $10 in “Art Bucks” to use at the auction. Cash bar.

See OASF website for more information, including how to get tickets.

Oregon Artists Series Foundation Presents: “Flip for Art” in #SalemOR – Wed. Nov. 1st

Flip for Art

Have you FLIPPED for art?

Join us for FLIP FOR ART, a fabulously fun evening to support public art in Salem.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 | 5:00-7:30pm
Salem Convention Center | 200 Commercial Street, Salem, OR

  • Support public art in Salem at Flip for Art, a silent auction of ‘twice-loved’ art and fine craft from local collections.
  • Attendees can also bid on award-winning wines and
  • make a souvenir photo Flip Book to take home.
  • Several local artists and arts leaders will also be recognized for their lasting contributions to Salem’s cultural landscape.

Proceeds support Oregon Artists Series Foundation, committed to acquiring art for permanent display in downtown Salem.

Cost: $10 per person; includes generous hors d’ouevres and $10 in “Art Bucks” to use at the auction. Cash bar.

See OASF website for more information, including how to get tickets.

 

Reading: Lois Rosen at Barrel & Keg in #SalemOR – Thurs. Oct. 5th

Lois Rosen reading prose and poetry

Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 7:00 PM51AXUGGjbUL

Barrel & Keg Wine Bar

Salem poet and fiction writer Lois Rosen has published two poetry books, Nice and Loud (Tebot Bach) and Pigeons (Traprock Books).

A founder of Salem’s Peregrine Writers, she leads the Trillium Writers and Willamette University’s ICL Writers.

Lois’ current novel-in-progress takes place in Italy, Portland, and Mint, Oregon.

Featured reader begins at 7:00 and the open mic will directly follow.

Our hosts, The Barrel & Keg, feature a wide variety of beverages and the food pod in the back has a rotating menu of options for dinner!

We will have the area in back reserved. Just park in back or across the street and walk through the front door.

Free!

Salem Poetry Project on Facebook

Barrel & Keg Wine Bar (across from Salem Cinema)
1190 Broadway St NE (and Market)
Salem OR

Live Music: Rich McCloud at Victory Club in #SalemOR – TONIGHT!

Rich McCloud performs at Victory Club – Tonight!

Saturday, September 2, 2017 | 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Victory Club | In the alley downtown (behind Reed Opera House)

One of Salem’s best musicians, Rich McCloud, rocks the alley at Victory Club in downtown Salem.

Location:

Victory Club

155 Liberty St NE Suite 120

Salem, OR 97301

History in the News: Earthquakes, Eclipses, Tsunamis, and Volcanoes: Can History Prepare us for the Unexpected? In #SalemOR – Aug. 17th

History in the News: Earthquakes, Eclipses, Tsunamis, and Volcanoes: Can History Prepare us for the Unexpected?

Thursday, August 17, 2017 | 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Willamette Heritage Center | Dye House

Social media experts forecast that the total solar eclipse of August 21 will be “the most photographed, most shared, most tweeted event in human history,” while highway authorities predict that the days surrounding the eclipse could see the greatest temporary mass migration of humans to see a natural event in U.S. history.

Oregonians are steeling themselves for the arrival of perhaps a million visitors, and attendant stresses on highway, sanitation, and cell phone systems; the Governor has even called out the National Guard in advance to handle crowds, traffic, and fires.

Panelists:

  • Christine Colasurdo: Artist, poet, and writer, author of Return to Spirit Lake: Life and Landscapes at Mt. St. Helens (2016) and contributor to In the Blast Zone: Catastrophe and Renewal on Mt. St. Helens (2008).
  • Jay Pasachoff: Astronomer and Williams College Professor, and Chair of the International Astronomical Union’s Working Group on Eclipses and a veteran of 65 previous solar eclipses, who is also leading an observational team on the Willamette campus for the eclipse.
  • Jason Younker: Anthropologist, Assistant Vice President and Advisor to the President on Sovereignty and Government to Government Relations at the University of Oregon, whose scholarship includes work on Coquille oral histories of tsunamis.

This History in the News panel considers the eclipse and other monumental natural phenomena such as volcanoes, earthquakes, and tsunamis, in social and historical perspective.

How did people in our region anticipate and respond to such cataclysmic or cosmic events in the past?  Did such events have long term effects on lives and landscapes here?

How have they been incorporated into the cultural memories and historical narratives of diverse communities?  Does history offer us lessons on how to predict, and prepare for such occurrences?

History in the News is FREE and open to the public.

Moderated by Dr. Leslie Dunlap, History Department, American Ethnic Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies Programs

Location Information:
Willamette Heritage Center (Off Campus)
1313 Mill Street SE
Salem OR 97301

Contact Information:
Name: Leslie Dunlap
Email: ldunlap@willamette.edu
Admission / Ticket Info:
Free and Open to the public

Event Sponsor(s):
Willamette University History Department

Other Details:
Food and Beverage for sale provided by Taproot Café


Third Thursday of each month, March through November | 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

March 16th, April 20th, May 18th, June 15th, July 20th, August 17th, September 21st, October 19th, and November 16th, 2017

Discuss current events in historical context at a monthly roundtable with Mid-Valley historians, political scientists, and other intellectuals. The topic of each discussion will be pulled straight from the headlines, and will be decided just 10 days before each event. Listen to the thoughts of experts, then join in the conversation and voice your own opinions.

This program was made possible in part by a grant from Oregon Humanities(OH), a statewide nonprofit organization and an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, which funds OH’s grant program. History in the News is sponsored by KMUZ Community Radio, and in partnership with Salem City Club.

History in the News at Willamette Heritage Center – Thurs., June 15th

“Real Histories of ‘Fake’ News:

The Politics of Journalism in Oregon’s Past”

Thursday, June 15 at 5:30 PM

Willamette Heritage Center | Dye House

The roundtable:

  • Barbara Mahoney, author of The Salem Clique: Oregon’s Founding Brothers (http://osupress.oregonstate.edu/book/salem-clique)
  • Dick Hughes, founder and principle of Hughesisms LLC and long-time reporter, columnist, and editor at the Statesman Journal
  • Seth Cotlar, professor of history at Willamette University.

For more information on these speakers and the program, see the History in the News webpage (https://www.willametteheritage.org/history-in-the-news/) or our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1109135295897953/

Hope to see you Thursday in the WHC’s Dye House from 5:30-7pm.

Our friends from Taproot Lounge & Café will have delicious food and beverage available for purchase.

The program is free and open to the public.