How can local communities in the twenty-first century think in new ways about the relationship between migration and globalization, and their effects on Oregon communities? This is the focus of “Borderless: Migration, Globalization, and Changing Communities,” a free conversation with Lewis & Clark College professor Elliott Young on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. at the Downtown Bend Public Library
. This program is hosted by City Club of Central Oregon and Deschutes Public Library with support from the Oxford Hotel and sponsored by Oregon Humanities (formerly Oregon Council for the Humanities). The program is free and open to the public.
Young was born in New York City and has been migrating westward ever since. He has conducted research and done community development work in Cuba, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, and Ecuador. Young has been a professor of Latin American and borderlands history at Lewis & Clark College in Portland since 1997.
Through the Conversation Project: A New Chautauqua, 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: A New Chautauqua, Think & Drink, Humanity in Perspective, Teacher Institutes, Happy Camp, Public Program Grants, Responsive Program Grants, and Oregon Humanitiesmagazine, 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 about this or other library programs, please visit the library website at www.deschuteslibrary.org
. People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Liz at 312-1032.