FREE DISCUSSION ABOUT OREGONIANS’ RELATIONSHIP WITH NATURAL RESOURCES
Oregonians are known for a fierce sense of independence and a rugged individuality, qualities long associated with natural resource vocations such as logging, fishing, farming, and ranching. The state is also known for its progressive environmental policies. Our sense of connection to a place informs our values and approaches to conflict over resource and land use in our communities.
This is the focus of “Your Land, My Land: Using and Preserving Oregon’s Natural Resources,” a free conversation with Portland State University professor Veronica Dujon on Friday, March 28 at 6pm in the HMSC Guin Library, 2030 Marine Science Drive in Newport. This program is hosted by League of Women Voters of Lincoln County and sponsored by Oregon Humanities.
Dujon is associate dean of curriculum development and enrollment management at Portland State University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. She has published widely and is coeditor of the book Understanding the Social Dimension of Sustainability. Dujon received her bachelor’s degree from the University of the West Indies, Barbados, and her master’s and doctoral degrees in land resources/sociology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. For more information about this free community discussion, or to learn more about the League of Women Voters of Lincoln County please contact Ruth Kistler at 541-574-8145 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oregon Humanities (813 SW Alder St, #702; Portland, OR 97205) connects Oregonians to ideas to change lives and transform communities. 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. More information about Oregon Humanities’ programs and publications, which include the Conversation Project, Think & Drink, Humanity in Perspective, Idea Lab, Public 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.