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Women’s Resistance in Early 20th Century Oregon
Kimberly Jensen

Presentation by Kimberly Jensen. Women from diverse backgrounds in early twentieth century Oregon protested as individuals and as members of political organizations, seeking both personal freedom and justice for collective groups. They faced incarceration, harassment, and even physical violence as they worked to demand change. Kimberly Jensen is Professor of History and Gender Studies at Western Oregon University. She is the author of several books on Women’s History.

Trauma & Disability Civil Rights
Helen Christians

Presentation by Helen Christians. Since the 1960’s the U.S. trauma system has grown to become a national system of regional medical centers treating multiple forms of trauma. As trauma victims have increasingly survived over the last half-century, they have sought civil rights and acceptance in the general population. Helen Christians is an occupational therapist with years of experience treating patients at Legacy Oregon Burn Center. In 2015 she was recognized by the American Burn Association as Therapist of the Year.

CRISPR (DNA Sequences)
Jon Peters

Jon Peters presents a multi-video presentation to introduce us to what CRISPR is. What's all the hype? Will it really change the world? Can it be the greatest scientific discovery ever made? Are there dangers? What are the ethical issues? Dr. Peters is a Portland family physician who holds degrees in biology. He has an interest in the intersection of science and religion.

Explanation and Understanding, Part 2
Laurent Beauregard

Part Two of a presentation on “Explanation and Understanding in Science”. Laurent Beauregard points to a key feature of what Albert Einstein achieved in the early 20th century in the Theory of Special Relativity. The result wss an explanation that went beyond Newton in a singularly interesting way. Hint: magnetism was involved. Laurent holds an M.S. in physics and a Ph.D. in the history and philosophy of science.