Oregon Humanities presents Think & Drink
Nov 15, 2017 at 6:30 PM
Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian
Doors open at 5:30

Join Oregon Humanities for a Think & Drink conversation on race, power, and justice with Eric K. Ward, executive director of Western States Center, and Rukaiyah Adams, chief investment officer of Meyer Memorial Trust.

Snacks and conversation will follow the program.

• General Admission •
Price: $10

• Conversation Starter •
Price: $20
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• No Cost •

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Ticket sales ended Nov 15, 2017 5:30 PM. Additional tickets may be available at the box office.
Think & Drink | 6:30 PM
Think & Drink is an onstage conversation series that explores provocative ideas and fresh perspectives. The 2018–19 series features conversations with renowned writers about questions relating to journalism and justice.
Eric K. Ward | 6:30 PM
Eric K. Ward is a long time civil rights strategist who began his civil rights career in Oregon at a time when the white nationalist movement was engaged in violent paramilitary activity that sought to undermine democratic governance in the Pacific Northwest. He worked to expose and counter hate groups and establish task forces focused on human rights and anti-violence throughout the Northwest. Most recently a program officer for the Ford Foundation, Ward returned to Oregon in 2017 to lead Western States Center, a Portland-based nonprofit that works with leaders in the West to harness regional advocacy to reduce inequality and advance opportunity.
Rukaiyah Adams | 6:30 PM
Rukaiyah Adams is chief investment officer of Meyer Memorial Trust. She serves on the board of directors of Oregon Public Broadcasting and as chair of the Oregon Investment Council, the board that manages approximately $90 billion for the Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund. She is a driving force of Albina Vision, an effort to develop a new, inclusive neighborhood in Portland’s Rose Quarter, where the majority-Black community of Albina existed before it was razed to build Memorial Coliseum.