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On Slavery, Freedom, and Families: A Case Study from France’s Indian Ocean Colonies

Humanists of Greater Portland weekly meeting at Friendly House
1737 Northwest 26th Avenue
Portland, OR 97210, US (map)

Access Notes

Meeting room on 2nd floor is wheelchair-accessible by elevator.

All meetings are held at Friendly House, 1737 NW 26th Ave (at Thurman), Portland, OR 97210. Meetings start at 10:00 am (sharp) each Sunday morning and end at 11:30 am. Approximately the first 10 minutes are passed in welcoming and introductory remarks and and tje last 15 minutes of each meeting are devoted to HGP announcements. Thus, more than 2/3 of each meeting is allocated to the featured presentations and that almost always includes 15 or 20 minutes of audience Q&A.

All are welcome. No reservation is needed and the events are free. The meeting room is on the 2nd floor, but is wheelchair accessible via elevator.

For the safety of children who are served at Friendly House, it is a nut-free facility, so please do not bring snacks or other food containing nuts of any kind into the building.



Sue Peabody, Meyer Distinguished Professor of History at Washington State University, Vancouver, and an award-winning author, will narrate one family history spanning the remote French island colonies of Réunion and Mauritius explain how it illuminates our understanding of the changing meanings of family, slavery, freedom, and race.