The Pacific Northwest
Free Presentation/Discussion Series
Community Conversations discussion series examines a current topic each quarter during
the academic year (fall, winter, spring). Attendance is open to the public. There
is no charge to attend. Presenters are LCC faculty and local community and business
representatives. Students may receive credit by enrolling in Humanities 106 (Community Conversations).
Our "The Pacific Northwest" series will begin September 28, 2023.
All events are located on campus in LCC HSB 101Thursdays, 11:30am-12:20pm AND available to watch on Zoom (Learn more about using Zoom)Attendance is free and open to the public.
View this quarter's conversation schedule below
NOTICE: Community Conversations will be on hold for Winter 2024. Continue to follow
us for Spring 2024 Conversations.
Presenter: Adam Wolfer
The presenter has lived the vast majority of his life along the Lewis and Clark Trail
and has been fascinated with the area explored by the Corps of Discovery. The presentation
will examine literature that takes place in the areas traversed by the Corps and examines
the lives of the people that have lived there from the 1840’s to modern times. Works
by Northwest authors such as A. B. Guthrie, Sherman Alexie, James Welch and others
Presenter: Danielle Robbins
The Cowlitz County Historical Museum presents: "An Introduction to the History of
Longview" with Education Coordinator Danielle Robbins. Don't know much about Longview's
history and looking for a good place to start? Learn a little about Longview's beginnings
and some of its most prominent landmarks in this peek into the city's founding.
Presenter: Ron Holcomb
Hear how environmental disasters, large and small, are managed in Washington.
Presenter: Chris Towers
Chris Tower will be speaking with Coast Salish author, poet, and artist Sasha LaPointe.
Brought to us in conjunction with Northwest Voices.
Join the Northwest Voices workshop event with Sasha LaPointe at 12:45pm in HSB 101
following this conversation. See full NW voices event details at Northwest Voices Authors (lowercolumbia.edu)
Presenter: Mark Gaither
Follow the 3 generations of the Gaither family as they relocated from Indiana to Washington
Territory after the Civil War.
Presenter: Tanna Engdahl
Villages with Salish and Sahaptin-speaking populations dotted southwest Washington
rivers including the Columbia River for centuries. With four stronghold areas, their
territories were vast: mountains, prairies, rivers, and wetlands. The people eventually
became known as Cowlitz, a modern adaptation deriving from numerous spelling attempts.
Their place in history has been mercurial as one of the most persecuted, resilient,
and emergent of Washington Tribes.
Presenter: Chris Tower
Chris Tower will be speaking with Portland writer, podcaster, and media critic Sarah
Marshall. Brought to us in conjunction with Northwest Voices.
Presenter: Elena Boleyn-Ross
Discover local trails and waterways for your next outdoor experience. Outing ideas
include local hiking, running and walking trails, as well as kayaking and paddle boarding
locations, with a thorough overview of each venture.
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