Start date and time: February 10 2020, 12:00 pm
End date and time: February 10 2020, 1:00 pm
2020 BENTON LECTURE SERIES
Theme: Community Building and Equity
Oregon History Bingo: A curious look at the roots and branches of exclusion: Oregon has a unique history that is deeply rooted in systemic exclusion begun long before Lewis & Clark ever walked here. This interactive talk offers an opportunity to explore what inspired Oregon’s founding as a white utopia within the broader context of the United States at the time. Employing a lens of more curiosity and less judgment, some connections between Oregon’s past and our current context will be surfaced and - we may even have some fun.
Jane Warne Waite cares deeply about community-building; she has spent many years teaching, advocating, and acting for a socially just world, with an emphasis in Oregon’s public education system. As a public employee and as a private consultant, Jane has supported organizations across Oregon and beyond to effectively embed equity and inclusion into their practice and policy. Currently, Jane serves as the Senior Associate for Social Justice Learning & Engagement at Oregon State University and directs the Social Justice Education Initiative for OSU faculty and staff. Exploring the natural world and spending time with her family, often at the same time, feeds her soul.