Concordia U. and Oregon Humanities Host Free Event Oct. 16
Conversation Leader David Sumner
Concordia University and Oregon Humanities invite Portlanders to join students, faculty and staff for a free, public conversation on Oct. 16, 2012.
"Brother Against Brother: Pragmatism, Civility and the Civil War," will be a facilitated by conversation leader David Sumner on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 7-8:30 p.m. at Concordia University's George R. White Library & Learning Center in room 310.
Hosted by Concordia University and sponsored by Oregon Humanities, the evening will engage participants around how the philosophy of pragmatism was born out of the American Civil War, and how we can apply these lessons today.
Sumner is an associate professor of English at Linfield College where he teaches courses in American literature, philosophy and literature, and rhetoric. Sumner has published in a variety of newspapers, literary journals, and books, including a series of interviews with contemporary nature writers such as Terry Tempest Williams, Barry Lopez, and David Quammen.
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 visit the Concordia University events calendar.
Oregon Humanities connects Oregonians to ideas to change lives and transform communities. More information about Oregon Humanities’ programs and publications, which include the Conversation Project, Think & Drink, Humanity in Perspective, Happy Camp, 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.
For more information, go to http://oregonhumanities.org/.
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