Lecture, Online Video     Series: Oregon History 101

The 1960s Came to Oregon... and Never Left

The social movements of the 1960s and 1970s transformed Oregon, just as they transformed the nation. Joining together to protest racial, gender, and sexual discrimination and to address environmental degradation, Oregonians engaged in a “civic reconstruction” which succeeded in reshaping the state’s politics, economy, and society. Steven Johnson will chronicle the unprecedented civic activism around environmental issues, and Marisa Chappell will trace movements for social justice in this era of heightened political and civic engagement. Both stories offer lessons for confronting today’s challenges.

Event Type: Lecture, Online Video