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What Are Schools For?

August 18, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Join Oregon Humanities for a live conversation  On Tuesday, August 18 from 5-6 pm with Kali Thorne Ladd, executive director of KairosPDX, and Alex Sager, chair of the philosophy department at Portland State University, moderated by Paul Susi. What does school do for students, teachers, parents, and the larger community? Are there things it should do that it doesn’t now? What role does school play in our pursuit of democracy and justice?

This event will be streamed live on YouTube with a breakout conversation on Zoom for viewers following at 6 pm. Visit to register for the breakout conversation.


August 18, 2020
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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