I am honored to be invited to participate in the Conversation Project forum at the Newport, Oregon Public Library on March 21, 2011 at 7:00pm. The Oregon Humanities non-profit mission is to promote conversation and potentially action on the issues most important to citizens of the State of Oregon and to assist in research. What is the Conversation Project? The following is quoted from the above Oregon Humanities website.
“The Conversation Project provides nonprofits statewide with free humanities-based public programs about important issues and ideas. Programs are interactive rather than lecture- or performance-based, and are designed to improve understanding of diverse perspectives on a complex subject, rather than to find solutions to problems. Conversations are facilitated by some of Oregon’s leading humanities experts who connect discussion topics to participants’ experiences and to the local community. These Conversation Project leaders model critical thinking without advocating a particular political agenda. In the first two years of the program, more than 100 nonprofits across the state hosted more than 150 Conversation Project discussions as stand-alone programs, parts of a series, and supplements to their regular programming.”
In terms of the Conversation Project at the Newport Library and elsewhere, Jim Lommasson of Lommasson Pictures, above link, is conducting research on a very important subject and for his book, Exit Wounds: Life After War, Soldiers Stories. The following is from Mr. Lommasson’s website link above.