Every fourth Thursday of the month*, Oregon WAND explores a compelling topic in depth with special features, guest speakers, and presentations. All Oregon WAND events are free and open to the public. Below you’ll find the Monthly Programs marked next to the event date. Oregon WAND Members & Allies: If you know of or are involved in an event that is aligned with the mission of WAND, please send us information about it for consideration in the Upcoming Events. *January-May, September, October, and November (third Thursday due to Thanksgiving; no program in December)
April 23, 2015 – Oregon WAND Program
FRAMING THE TORTURE DEBATE – HOW NARRATIVE INFLUENCES POWER
Dr. Ajit Maan, author of Counter-Terrorism: Narrative Strategies, presents an insightful analysis of narrative – storytelling – as a way to better understand and combat terrorist recruitment tactics. She will discuss some of the key techniques used to influence policy, including those that have been misused, such as ‘war on terror’, and she will talk about how we can use the power of narrative to positively affect policies. See her post on the Oregon WAND blog.We’re very pleased to welcome Dr. Maan for our April WAND program.
Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Room 19, First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St., Eugene
May 7, 2015
FILM: FIRE IN THE HEARTLAND
This powerful film tells the story of students who stood up to question racism, violence against protestors and the long American war on Vietnam. The film focuses on the killings of student protestors at Kent State on May 4, 1970 and at Jackson State on May 15th of that year. Following the film will be a discussion with the film maker, Dan Miller, UO Journalism Department and with local women who were at Kent State at the time.
Date: Thursday, May 7, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Bijou Art Cinemas, 492 E 13th St. Eugene
Cost: $5 – $7
Sponsors: Encircle Film Series and Community Alliance of Lane County (CALC) are sponsors of this film. The film is endorsed by NAACP, WAND, UO Multicultural Center, UO Beyond War, Eugene PeaceWorks, and LCC Peace Center.