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The 2020 Election: Are We Still a Democracy?
Jeff Seward

Jeff Seward provides us with a review of what happened in the 2020 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. He is currently a professor in the Department of Politics and Government at Pacific University. He gave his first presentation for HGP in 2007. This is his 15th appearance at HGP.

Religious Indoctrination in Public Schools
Nick Fish

Presentation by Nick Fish. With millions of students learning remotely because of COVID19, schools are turning to homeschooling that too often includes religious content unsuitable for public schools. Mr. Fish is president of American Atheists and is a seasoned civil rights and civil liberties activist.

America’s Moral Convulsion
HGP Members

This is a general discussion among HGP members of an article by David Brooks.

Abolition of the U.S. Prison System
Sam Harrell

Presentation by Sam Harrell about the current state of incarceration in the United States and Critical Resistance’s theory and strategy for abolition and ways of responding to harm. Sam is a member of the Portland chapter of Critical Resistance which coordinates the Prisoner Correspondence Program. Sam is a doctoral student in social work studying the relationship between social work, abolition, and transformative justice.