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The Ku Klux Klan and Modern Culture Wars
David Horowitz

Presentation from the Friendly House by David Horowitz who explores the ethnocentric and populist appeal of the 1920s Ku Klan Klan, a movement focusing on the perceived threat of recent immigrants. The discussion includes an analysis of the rhetoric of Klan leader Hiram Wesley Evans who pictured Protestant nationalists as helpless before the onslaught of immigrants. Horowitz has taught U. S. Cultural and Political History at Portland State University since 1968. He has many publications. He is the author of  “Inside the Klavern: The Secret History of the Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s”.

Rebooting Capitalism
Anthony Biglan

Presentation by Anthony Biglan. Millions of Americans and people around the world are oppressed. We can -- we must -- reform society so that every sector works for everyone. Mr. Biglan is Senior Scientist at the Oregon Research Institute and author of the book “Rebooting Capitalism” which explains how advocacy for free market economics over the past fifty years took us where we didn’t want to go. 

Post Mortem on 2022 Elections
Jeff Seward

Jeff Seward provides us with a review of what happened in the 2022 mid-term election and its implications for the future quality of democracy in the U.S. Jeff has a Ph.D from Stanford. He has had a career in public television as a political reporter, news anchor, and film producer. Before his retirement, he was a professor in the Department of Politics and Government at Pacific University.

Conversation with Nadya Dutchin
Nadya Dutchin

Presentation by Nadya Dutchin. The AHA has sought to direct its efforts to focus on human rights and social justice in addition to its bedrock programs. Ms Dutchin talks about the why and the how and she will engage in an open discussion to learn more about the needs of our chapter. Nadya Dutchin is the new Executive Director of the American Humanist Association with more than 10 years of community engagement. She is of Guyanese descent.