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OREGON HUMANITIES CONVERSATION PROJECT

 

FREE DISCUSSION ABOUT HOW WE FIND NEWS ABOUT THE WORLD

The Thursday, October 18th at 6 pm event is part of Oregon Humanities’ statewide Conversation Project.

THE CONVERSATION PROJECT  "BEYOND FAKE NEWS: HOW WE FIND ACCURATE INFROMATION ABOUT THE WORLD," WITH KELLY McElroy.

 Thursday, October 18th at 6 pm —On both national and local levels, Oregonians have seen how the news can both represent and misrepresent the facts at hand. From debate over local opinions on the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge to the discourse around “alternative facts,” it can seem difficult to find current and accurate information to use as we make decisions in our communities.

This is the focus of “Beyond Fake News: How We Find Accurate Information about the World,” a free conversation with Kelly McElroy on Thursday, October, 18th, 2018 at 6 pm at the Lebanon Public Library, 55 Academy St, Lebanon, OR. This program is hosted by Lebanon Public Library and sponsored by Oregon Humanities.

Kelly McElroy is an outreach librarian at Oregon State University. She is passionate about curiosity in her work to connect people to information. She coedited the Critical Library Pedagogy Handbooks and is interested in engaging communities in thoughtful inquiry about the information they need for school, work, and play.

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 the Lebanon Library at 541-258-4926 or libraryinfo@ci.lebanon.or.us .