October 11, 2023 | 7:00–8:30 p.m. | HQ
112 Depot St., La Grande OR 97850
Join Oregon Humanities staff on October 11 at 7:00 p.m. in La Grande for a live screening of Consider This with Casey Parks.
A longtime reporter for the Oregonian, Casey Parks now covers gender and family issues for the Washington Post, where she has written about abortion access, Texas’ investigation of parents of trans kids, and the long tail of the US military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. In her 2022 book, Diary of a Misfit, Parks relates her own story of coming out in a rural Louisiana town in 2002 and her efforts to uncover the story of Roy Hudgins, a small-town singer who, like Parks, didn’t conform to the expectations of his community. This conversation will explore how attitudes about gender affect where people seem to fit in. We'll also discuss where these attitudes come from and how they might change.
This live screening is free of charge. No tickets required.
Jennifer Alkezweeny at firstname.lastname@example.org