Marking Our Territory: How to Read Local Landscapes

Hillsdale Neighborhood Association and the Oregon Humanities/Conversation Project

Marking Our Territory: How to Read Local Landscapes


This event is part of the statewide Conversation Project: A New Chautauqua.

How do we mark our territory? How do the built environments we create reflect our values and aspirations? Whom do we include and whom de we exclude in the process?

This is the focus of “Marking Our Territory: How to Read Local Landscapes,” a free conversation with Lewis & Clark College professor Reiko Hillyer on Wednesday, May 11, 2011. Light refreshments served at 6:30 pm with program beginning at 7:00 pm. The location is at The Watershed at Hillsdale, 6388 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97239.

This program is hosted by The Hillsdale Neighborhood Association and sponsored by Oregon Humanities (formerly Oregon Council for the Humanities). Hillyer is a visiting assistant professor of history at Lewis & Clark College, where she recently won the Teacher of the Year award. She teaches twentieth-century U.S. history, African American history, the Civil War, women’s history, and the history of the American landscape.

For more information about this free community discussion, please contact Judith Baker at 503-452-0535 or

Through the Conversation Project: A New Chautauqua, 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. Oregon Humanities (813 SW Alder St, #702, Portland, OR 97205) believes in the power of ideas to change lives and transform communities. More information about Oregon Humanities’ programs and publications, which include the Conversation Project: A New Chautauqua, Think & Drink, Humanity in Perspective, Teacher Institutes, Happy Camp, Public Program Grants, Responsive Program Grants, and Oregon Humanities magazine, can be found at Oregon Humanities is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanitiesand a partner of the Oregon Cultural Trust.

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