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Rabbi Joshua Stampfer, the Rev. Dr. Rodney Page, and Mr. Frank Afranji

Type: Special Event, Panel Discussion, Online Video     

Oregonians’ Efforts for Peace in the Middle East

This evening of dialogue features perspectives and memories shared by three Oregonians — a Jew, a Muslim, and a Christian — who for almost three decades have been struggling together from their common faith, to work, pray, and strive for peace in the Middle East. Rabbi Joshua Stampfer, Mr. Frank Afranji, and the Rev. Dr. Rodney Page first traveled to Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza in 1988, during the first Intefada (uprising). They then founded the Oregon Inter-religious Committee for Peace in the Middle East. On New Year’s morning in 1990 they started Cavalcade for Peace in the Middle East just before the first Gulf war. The Cavalcade continued, on New Year’s morning, for many years. Join us for an evening of reflection on the ways they have worked together in Oregon and increase interfaith understanding and foster peace. Jan Elfers, new Executive Director of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, will moderate the panel. Questions will be taken from the audience.

  • Family-friendly
The Art of the Protest Song

Type: Musical Performance, Special Event, Online Video     Series: Second Sunday

The Art of the Protest Song

In celebration of High Hopes: The Journey of John F. Kennedy, the Oregon Historical Society has partnered with four local folk musicians to present a showcase of popular topical/ and protest songs from the Kennedy era as well as original songs focused on contemporary issues. Join us for a rousing display of the music that helped define Kennedy’s era and the tradition of protest songs that continues today.

  • Free
  • Family-friendly
Taylor Branch. Photo by J. Brough Schamp

Type: Lecture, Special Event     Series: Hatfield Lecture Series

Taylor Branch


First Congregational United Church of Christ
1126 SW Park Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Family-friendly
  • Teachers
Bob Woodward

Type: Lecture, Special Event     Series: Hatfield Lecture Series

Bob Woodward


First Congregational United Church of Christ
1126 SW Park Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Family-friendly
  • Teachers
Jon Meacham. Photo by Gasper Tringale

Type: Lecture, Special Event     Series: Hatfield Lecture Series

Jon Meacham


First Congregational United Church of Christ
1126 SW Park Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Family-friendly
  • Teachers
Annette Gordon-Reed

Type: Lecture, Special Event     Series: Hatfield Lecture Series

Annette Gordon-Reed


First Congregational United Church of Christ
1126 SW Park Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Family-friendly
  • Teachers
Remembering the Genocide in Bosnia July 15

Type: Special Event     

Remembering the Genocide in Bosnia


Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Free
Daughter of Oregon pioneers Katherine Kubil cuts Oregon’s 64th birthday cake, 02-26-1923, Oregonian collection, Orig 0318P485, Neg No. 009818

Type: Special Event     

Celebrity Chocolate Cake Smack-down


Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Free
  • Family-friendly
Scale model of circus baggage wagon and draft horses is displayed by wood carver Ed Quigley, March 29, 1959, Oregon Journal collection, bb016183

Type: Special Event     

What’s It Worth?


Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Family-friendly
Doris Kearns Goodwin

Type: Lecture, Special Event     

An Evening with Doris Kearns Goodwin


Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1037 SW Broadway
Portland, Oregon 97205