A Tuesday, May 22, community conversation in Oceanside aims to get people talking about trends that impact democracy, such as political disengagement, disinformation and distrust of major institutions and the media.
Organized by Senior Advocates for Generational Equity, or SAGE, the conversation will be led by Dr. Christopher Nichols, associate professor at OSU’s College of Liberal Arts.
Nichols is the director of the OSU Center for the Humanities, specializing in the history of the United States and its relationship to the rest of the world, and American politics. He has authored a number of books, is a frequent public commentator on politics and foreign policy, and founded and leads OSU’s Citizenship and Crisis Initiative.
Guests at the May 22 event will be invited to share their own strategies to advance civic engagement, leading to a conversation in search of new perspectives and paths forward.
Sage is a Portland-based nonprofit that explores advances in leadership when younger and older adults collaborate to strengthen communities.
The conversation, which is free and open to all, will run from 5:30 to 8:30 pm at Oceanside Community Club, 1550 Pacific Avenue. To register, go to www.wearesage.org/events/Oceanside or contact SAGE at 971-717-6570 or firstname.lastname@example.org.