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Religious Displays on Public Land
Steven Wilker

Do religious displays on public land still violate the establishment clause? In American Legion vs. American Humanist Association, the Supreme Court rejected a challenge to the maintenance on public land of a large cross first erected as a World War I memorial. Steven Wilker discusses the decision and what it means going forward. Mr. Wilker handles complex commercial litigation in trial and appellate courts and in arbitration. He is also actively engaged in legal and community pro bono work, including working as a cooperating attorney for the ACLU of Oregon. He graduated from UCLA School of Law in 1990.

Talent Show
Al Christians

We present for your enlightenment and entertainment a flurry of talent -- drawn from the membership of HGP. This includes music (vocal and instrumental) from a variety of genres, along with a number of amusing novelties.

Student Empowerment
Wade McJacobs

This presentation by Wade McJacobs is an introduction to the Student Empowerment Group and its activities toward influencing instruction. Wade has worked with students with emotional disturbance for over 39 years. He earned his B.A. from Reed College and a Masters in Teaching from the University of Portland.

Early Horror Films and Stereotyping People of Color
Kellye McBride

Kellye McBride discusses horror films in the context of race. She revisits Noel Carroll’s definition of the monster and then goes on to examine various tropes including those that tend to portray certain races as exotic, sometimes in terms of supernatural powers. Ms. McBride received a Master’s degree from Kingston University London and Université Paris VIII. Her interests include the intersection between psychology and philosophy and horror studies. She regularly lectures at The People’s Colloquium in Portland.