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Oregon Cultural Trust
Brian Rogers

Brian Rogers gives an overview of the Oregon Cultural Trust. He explains its unique role in supporting Oregons arts, heritage, and humanities communities. Brian is a longtime arts and culture consultant who has facilitated a number of retreats with a focus on funding stabilization.

Art and the Homeless
Dana Lynn Louis

Presentation by Dana Lynn Louis about art and the homeless. Louis is a visual artist and a social activist who explores themes of interconnectedness. She works in multiple mediums. In 2017, she founded a project to address the human disconnection at the core of homelessness. She has a Master of Fine Arts from Ohio State University. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Conspiracy Theories
Alex Olshansky

What makes outlandish conspiracy theories so compelling to some people? How are these theories propagated? Alex Olshansky discusses his research findings and then gets into the whys and hows of conspiracy thinking and the role of social media in their spread. Mr. Olshansky is a doctoral candidate and instructor in the College of Media & Communication at Texas Tech University.

Right-Wing Extremism After Trump
Randy Blazak

Presentation by Randy Blazak. The insurgence at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 was the beginning of a new wave of anti-government violence. Dr. Blazak discusses the roots of the current movement, its end-goal, and its likelihood of success. Dr. Blazak is a leading expert on hate groups and right-­­­­wing extremism. He was a tenured professor of sociology at PSU and now works as a consultant. He serves as vice-chair of an Oregon Department of Justice steering committee.