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Humanist Video Theater
David DiNucci

David DiNucci presents "food for thought" snippets from the internet, interspersed with audience discussion. The focus is on bugs in our perception, how it makes solving todays social problems more difficult, and what might be done about it. David has a Ph.D. in Computer Science, has worked at Portland Public Schools and NASA, and is currently President of HGP.

Plastics Pollution
Anja Malawi Brandon

Presentation by Anja Malawi Brandon. We live in an “Age of Plastics.” Plastic pollution has exploded into a global crisis that threatens our environment and our health. In this talk, we explore how we got here and how plastics affect our planet. We discuss potential solutions to reverse the course of this crisis. Dr. Anja Malawi Brandon is the U.S. Plastics Policy Analyst at the Ocean Conservancy. She holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering and Science from Stanford University.

Hidden History of the American Revolution
Woody Holton

Presentation by Woody Holton based on his book “Liberty Is Sweet” which deals with the American Revolution from its ideological origins, to critical revolutionary battles, to a number of overlooked factors. Woody Holton is a professor of history at the University of South Carolina.

Harm Reduction for the Homeless
Sharon Meieran

Homelessness is a major issue facing communities across the country. It constitutes a crisis in public health and public safety. Dr. Sharon Meieran describes the root causes of homelessness; she discusses the concept of harm reduction as applied to homelessness, and how supportive housing can improve retention and overall wellness in the long term. Dr. Meieran serves as a Commissioner for Multnomah County. She is a former lawyer, and she practices emergency medicine in the Portland area.