2012-2013

2012–2013

  • Washington County Citizen Action Network Summit, April 6, 2013. Bringing together grassroots organizations and the Pacific community to learn about efforts all across the county. Taylor Auditorium, Marsh Hall, Pacific Forest Grove Campus.

  • Immigration and Sustainability: A Bi-National Perspective Embracing Diversity-Resolving Disparities, April 5, 2013. Sponsored by Pacific's College of Health Professions, Office of Diversity, and McCall Center, and Tuality Health Care. At Tuality Health Care, Hillsboro. How do Oregon’s social institutions’ responses to immigration affect equity and democracy, and environmental and economic sustainability? What is and will be the impact of immigration on Oregon’s labor market and economy? What is fair and just for immigrant workers, for the businesses that employ them and for the Oregon economy? How and which state and local policies must change to advance sustainability and equity affected by immigration?

  • Forest Grove Conversations, April 2, 2013. “The Future is Now: Citizens and Community in the Digital Age.” Panel with Kate Brown, Oregon’s Secretary of State, Nigel Jaquiss of Willamette Week, and Professor Mark Bailey of Pacific’s College of Education. Focus on civic institution (libraries, schools, etc.), social interaction (email, Facebook, etc.), and citizenship (the digital divide). 7 p.m., Forest Grove Community Center, Forest Grove City Council chambers, 1924 Council St.

  • The Contra War Legacy: Post-War Survivors and Their Struggle for Health and Well-Being, Feb. 13, 2013. A talk by Pam Fitzpatrick and photographer Paul Dix, based on their bilingual photo-testimony book. Event held on the Hillsboro Campus in Hillsboro. Noon, Creighton Hall, room 411.

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Jan. 21, 2013. 9 a.m., view Inauguration of President Barack Obama, University Center. 11 a.m., community march leaving from Marsh Hall. Noon, program with emcee Pete Truax, Forest Grove mayor, and keynote by former Oregon Senator Margaret Carter. Co-sponsored by Office of Diversity, Center for Peace and Spirituality, Center for Civic Engagement, Center for Gender Equity.

  • Oregon Secretary of State forum, Taylor Auditorium, Marsh Hall. Knute Buehler (Republican), Robert Wolfe (Progressive Party), Seth Woolley (Pacific Green Party). Incumbent Kate Brown (D) declined to participate. October 2012.

  • Oregon’s Candidates for State Labor Commissioner, election season 2012. A community forum featuring incumbent Brad Avakian and his challenger Bruce Starr. Senator Starr declined to take part.

  • Candidate Forum for Oregon House District 29, Challenger Ben Unger (D) accepted. Incumbent Katie Eyre did not respond.

  • The electoral college for middle school students, Forest Grove community school, October 2012.

  • The Long Memory: The Indigenous Peoples of America After Columbus, Affirming Native American Heritage. A presentation by Elizabeth Woody. The Pulse, University Center. October 2012.

  • Panel on student aid and the elections. Talk about how the elections have an impact on student debt and financial aid, Pacific's University Center. Co-sponsored with the Center for Gender Equity. September 2012.

  • CLIC to Vote. Voter registration event on the Pacific campus. Register to vote on the computers in Scott Hall's CLIC. Co-sponsored with the Center for Civic Engagement and the Center for Languages and International Collaboration. September–October 2012.

  • “Iran and the United States: The future of a troubled relationship.” Talk to the Rose Villa UN Association, Milwaukie, Ore., March 2013.

  • “We’re All Globalized Now: Politics, Economics, and the United States in the World.  Talk to the League of Women Voters and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), Medford, Ore., February 2013.

  • “The State of Oregon Media.” Panel presentation and discussion on the Pacific campus. Perspectives on the state of the news media industry with Israel Bayer (Street Roots), Nigel Jaquiss (Willamette Week), Sarah Mirk (Bitch magazine), Jim Moore (Pacific University), Susan Nielson (Oregonian), George Rede (Hillsboro Argus), and John Schrag (Hillsboro Tribune and Forest Grove News-Times ), February 2013.

  • TriMet Transportation Managers conference. Looking ahead after the election. December 2012.

  • Westside Economic Alliance. Post-election forum. December 2012.

  • 2012 Election Analysis,” talk with Mike Riley to the Washington County Public Affairs Forum, November 2012.

  • “The 2012 Election,” talk to the Noon Rotary Club, Forest Grove, October 2012.

  • “The 2012 Election,” talk to the Daybreak Rotary Club, Forest Grove, October 2012.

  • Oregon PUD Association Fall Conference, Pacific City, Ore., September 2012.

  • Oregon Refuse & Recycling Association Fall Conference, Salishan, September 2012.

  • “Elections Preview—Voter ID Laws and the Electoral College,” talk to Teacher Professional Development Seminar of the Oregon Classroom Law Project, Tigard, Ore., September 2012.

  • Moderate Portland city candidate forum with a focus on Human Rights. Mayoral candidates Jefferson Smith and Charlie Hales. City Council candidates Amanda Fritz (Inc.) and Mary Nolan, September 2012.

  • Is Oregon’s Electoral Grass Greener?" Moderate City Club of Portland panel on views of Oregon politics by Idaho and Washington observers, September 2012.