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Community Conversation: It's a Free Country

Community Conversation: It's a Free Country


Ever heard the expression "America: land of the brave and free" or "It's a free country! I can do what I want"? Maybe you think or say these things yourself. But what does it mean to "be free"? How do we define, value, and experience freedom personally and in community? Does everyone have access to freedom in the same way? What choices come with freedom and what are the responsibilities that accompany those choices? How does the concept of "freedom" play out in a diverse, democratic society?


This is the focus of “It’s a Free Country: Exploring the Limitations and Responsibilities of Freedom,” a free conversation with Ann Su on Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 at 2-3:30pm at Lane Community College Library - Center Building - Room 229. This program is hosted by Lane Community College Library and sponsored by Oregon Humanities.


Ann Su is passionate about connecting people to their best selves and bridging understanding and connections between people and communities. She has dedicated more than twenty years of her life to working for social, economic, and environmental justice. Currently, she is a public interest attorney, an adjunct assistant professor at Portland State University, and a diversity and leadership consultant. When not working, she loves creating in visual and written mediums, staying active outdoors, and sharing good food and drink with family and friends.


Through the Conversation Project, Oregon Humanities offers free programs that engage community members in thoughtful, challenging conversations about ideas critical to our daily lives and our state's future. For more information about this free community discussion, please contact Rick Stoddart at (541) 463-5824 or stoddartr@lanecc.edu.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 229 - Library Main Floor
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