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Mindfulness Meditation and Humanism
Dorian Wallace

Dorian Wallace presents a non-theistic approach to mindfulness that seeks awareness of the inner nature of life including impermanence, suffering, and non-self. Spiritual transcendence can come from a number of ethical principles and practices. Mindfulness is not reserved for the rich. Wallace is an American composer, pianist, and teacher based in New York City. His compositions incorporate philosophic, social, and political themes. He has co-founded a music collective and concert series. He teaches composition, improvisation, and mindfulness meditation, and has lead workshops around the world. Copyleft (Ɔ) 2020 Dorian Wallace/Mederi Music and Mindfulness Meditation. Some Rights Reserved.

The Oregon Values and Beliefs Center
Adam Davis

Presentation by Adam Davis about the Oregon Values and Beliefs Center. This independent, non-partisan organization is like having a Pew Research Center for Oregon. It seeks to make the voices of all Oregonians heard and its research findings accessible. Adam is co-founder of “DHM”, an opinion research firm. He has conducted opinion research across Oregon for over 40 years, focusing on public policy and planning issues. 

Indigenous Peoples in American History
Robert J. Miller

Robert J. Miller presents the history and lifeways of the Indian Nations in what is now the United States. He also discusses the place of Indian Peoples in the U.S. Constitution and why the Constitution’s Founding Fathers included them. Miller is a professor of law at Arizona State University. He is a citizen of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe, and a judge for the Grand Ronde Tribe in Oregon and the Pascua Yaqui Tribe in Arizona. He has written two books and several law review articles.

Secular Studies and What They Tell Us
Phil Zuckerman

Presentation by Phil Zuckerman. There are thousands of Religious Studies departments the world over – but only one Secular Studies department. What is Secular Studies? What’s the point? How might Secular Studies enrich our understanding of the world? Zuckerman is professor of sociology at Pitzer College, and the founding chair of the nation’s first Secular Studies Program. He is the author of several books, including “What It Means to be Moral “ and “Living the Secular Life.” He has published articles in Salon and the Los Angeles Times, among other places.