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Wastewater Purification
06/30/2019
Bashar Al-Daomi

Presentation by Bashar Al-Daomi. To protect water systems such as lakes and rivers, we need to make wastewater as free of phosphorus and nitrogen concentrations as possible. Microbes work to treat wastewater. Al-Daomi’s research involves supporting these microbes. Al-Daomi is a PhD candidate in Environmental Engineering at Portland State University. He focuses on using innovative bio-clean-tech ways to purify wastewater. He has designed, built, and operated three ways to do this.

Growing a Grass-Roots Social Justice Organization
06/23/2019
Kirsten Hunter

Presentation by Kirsten Hunter, co-founder of “Nasty Women Get Shit Done” which emerged in Portland in response to the 2016 presidential election. People gathered together to brainstorm ways to resist the xenophobia, racism, misogyny, anti-LGBTQ, anti-Earth platform, and the policies of the new administration. Ms. Hunter has volunteered for campaigns since Michael Dukakis’s presidential run in 1987.

Five Tools and Poetry Explodes
06/16/2019
Robert Sanford

Robert Sanford offers a continuing exploration of poetry. Starting with the three differences between poetry and prose, and reviewing five basic tools (Vocabulary, Speaker, Audience, Setting, and Structure), he looks at a poem that we probably all know, along with a mysterious poem that is surprisingly similar to the first, and then a lovely and elegant poem by John Ciardi. Sanford has taught poetry to high school students. He has been an active member of HGP since 1998.

Deciding Not To Have Children
06/09/2019
Kate Kaufman

Without children of our own, women and men face different opportunities and challenges than parents do. Kate Kaufman, author of the new book “Do You Have Kids? Life When the Answer is No” explores these differences. Ms. Kaufmann is an advocate for better understanding of the childless/childfree demographic. She has an MFA in creative writing and a professional background in human resources and consulting.

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