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Ballot Measure 101 – Election Forum

December 15, 2017 / Margaret Noel / Events, News

Please join the League of Women Voters of Portland for an election forum on Ballet Measure 101. Tuesday, January 9, 2018, from 7 to 8 p.m., Multnomah County Board Room, 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Free and open to the public. The panel will include a speaker to present the factual information on the ballot measure […]

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“Portland’s Pressing Problems” January Media Luncheon

December 15, 2017 / Margaret Noel / Events

Join us for our Annual Media Luncheon. Enjoy a delicious luncheon and hear a panel discussion on how to address and overcome Portland’s challenging problems. Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 11:30am – 1:30pm Multnomah Athletic Club, 1849 SW Salmon St. Speakers: Israel Bayer, Executive Director, Street Roots, Anna Griffin, News Director, Oregon Public Broadcasting, Moderator James […]

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“Promoting Civil Discourse” Review

November 25, 2017 / Margaret Noel / Events

By Amber Nobe  This season, as we mingle at parties or visit far-away loved ones, discussions of politics could heat up and spiral down—fast!  How can we create bridges to encourage civil civic discourse? At the November Civic Education forum, three experts on free speech and building consensus offered their take. Mat dos Santos (ACLU […]

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Promoting Civil Discourse – Video

November 16, 2017 / Margaret Noel / Videos of Forums

How can we create civil discourse as we exercise our constitutional First Amendment rights? How can we find common ground and solve problems together in times of great polarization? View the recording of a discussion with Mat dos Santos (ACLU of Oregon), Michael Mills (Oregon Solutions), and Wendy Willis (Kitchen Table Democracy). This recording will […]

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