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PSU Lincoln Hall, 1620 SW Park

1620 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97201, US (map)



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  • Thursday
    Dec 7 2017
    In the Wake of Pearl Harbor: Artist Lecture and Film Screening

    In the Wake of Pearl Harbor
    Thursday, December 7, 2017

    "Voices of Remembrance," Lecture by artist Valerie Otani, 5:30pm

    Conscience and the Constitution, Documentary film screening, 6:30pm

    Lincoln Hall, Room 331
    1620 SW Park Avenue
    Portland OR 97201

    On Pearl Harbor Day, artist Valerie Otani discusses "Voices of Remembrance," her sculpture at the Portland Expo Center commemorating the 1942 incarceration of Japanese Americans, plus a screening of "Conscience and the Constitution," a documentary by Frank Abe featuring Oregon Poet Laureate Lawsom Fusao Inada and actor George Takei about resistance to the incarceration program during World War II.

    This event is in conjunction with the exhibition "Our American Eyes: Prints by Roger Shimomura" on view in the Broadway Gallery through January 8.

    FREE and open to the public

    Japanese-American artist Valerie Otani creates public installations and sculptures that engage our shared history and imagination. She received her BA in philosophy from Antioch College in Ohio, and her MA in Interdisciplinary Arts from San Francisco State University. She lives and works in Portland, Oregon.

    This Torii Gate stands at the entrance to the Portland Expo Center from the Trimet MAX Yellow Line stations. 3,500 identification tags are used in the installation to represent the same number of Japanese-Americans housed at the Portland Assembly Center located at Expo during World War II.

  • Wednesday
    Nov 8 2017
    Ann Niles Active Transportation Lecture 2017: Tamika Butler - RSVP required

    FREE and open to the public (Eventbrite RSVP required): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ann-niles-active-transportation-lecture-2017-tamika-butler-tickets-37772742289

    WHEN: November 8th (5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.) - The lecture will begin at 5:30 p.m., please be sure to check in prior to the start time. WHERE: PSU's Lincoln Recital Hall (Room 75, Ground Fl, 1620 SW Park Ave, Portland)

    Tamika Butler, executive director of the Los Angeles Neighborhod Land Trust, will deliver the Ann Niles Active Transportation Lecture this year. She is an advocate and activist who works in support of LGBTQA rights, as well as fighting for social justice and healthy communities. She moved to Los Angeles from Omaha, Nebraska, and became interested in active transportation when she met her wife. It was on bike rides that she fell in love with the city. Uniquely positioned as a queer black woman to understand what marginalized people experience every day, she brought passion, energy and intersectionality to the quest for better bicycle access as the executive director of the Los Angeles Bicycle Coalition. In her new role with the L.A. Neighborhood Land Trust, she continues to help address social and racial equity through building parks and gardens in park-poor communities across Greater Los Angeles.

    Butler is a featured speaker at the 2017 National Walking Summit in St. Paul this September, and gave the keynote at the 2016 NACTO Designing Cities conference in Seattle. Prior to leading the L.A. Bicycle Coalition, she was the director of social change strategies at Liberty Hill Foundation, and worked at Young Invincibles as the California director. She received her J.D. from Stanford Law School and her B.A. in Psychology and B.S. in Sociology in her hometown of Omaha, Nebraska.

    READ MORE about Tamika's new role here on StreetsBlog LA "Tamika Butler to Step Down as Head of LACBC; Leaves Behind Strong Legacy of Inclusion in Transportation": http://la.streetsblog.org/2017/06/15/tamika-butler-to-step-down-as-head-of-lacbc-leaves-behind-strong-legacy-of-inclusion-in-transportation/

    WATCH MORE of Tamika and view her 2016 NACTO Designing Cities keynote address: https://youtu.be/T4R7MuNBMvk

  • Thursday
    Oct 12 2017
    Does History Matter? A lecture by Margaret MacMillan

    FREE and opent to the public
    RSVP recommended

    Lincoln Recital Hall RM 75
    1620 SW Park Ave
    Portland, OR 97201

    HISTORY can be dangerous.

    Oversimplified and one-sided stories from the past can be used to stir up resentments and grievances, mobilize hatreds, support unreasonable claims, and justify attacks on others. Yet, we need good history to help us make sense of our world and where it might be headed. History is key to understanding the motives, the hope and the fears of others, and, equally important, ourselves. Knowledge of the past is also helpful for decision makers because it offers instructive analogies and warnings of potentially dangerous outcomes.

    This lecture explores some of the ways in which history has been used and abused in the recent past. Margaret MacMillan will draw on examples from her work on the outbreak of the First World War, the Paris Peace Conference of 1919, and the international relations of the 20th century

    Margaret MacMillan was the fifth Warden of St. Antony’s College, Oxford from 2007 to 2017, and is a Professor of History at the University of Toronto. Her books include Women of the Raj (1988, 2007); Paris 1919: Six Months that Changed the World (2001), for which she was the first woman to win the Samuel Johnson prize; Nixon in China: Six Days that Changed the World (2007); The Uses and Abuses of History (2008); and The War That Ended Peace (2013).

    Her most recent book is History’s People (February 2016). She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a Senior Fellow of Massey College, University of Toronto, Honorary Fellow of Trinity College, University of Toronto, and of St Antony’s College and St. Hilda’s College, University of Oxford.

    She sits on the board of the Mosaic Institute and the editorial boards of International History and First World War Studies. She also sits on the Advisory Board Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation and is a Trustee of the Rhodes Trust.

    Portland State University Department of History
    College & University
    The PSU Department of History encourages active engagement in historical inquiry.

    Friends of History - Portland State University
    Nonprofit Organization
    The Friends of History promotes excellence in the teaching and study of history within Portland State University and strives to increase awareness of this resource in the Portland metropolitan area.