Guns and our Neighborhood – 2 free events that can help inform our conversation 2015

Guns and America: Exploring the Second Amendment
Sun, September 13, 2015 from 2:00-3:30
Midland Library
(registration recommended)

The topics of gun violence, gun control, and the right to bear arms are constantly in the news. The Second Amendment guarantees Americans the freedom to own guns. Why wasn’t this freedom incorporated into the First Amendment, along with freedom of the press, speech, religion, and right of assembly? Reed College professor Pancho Savery will lead participants in a discussion about why the Second Amendment exists. The conversation will consider the special circumstances that made the freedom to own guns important enough to merit its own amendment.

Film Screening: Arresting Power
Sat, September 19 from 2:00-4:00
Midland Library
(First come, first seated)

A film screening of Arresting Power: Resisting Police Violence in Portland, Oregon. There will be time for Q&A with filmmaker, Julie Perini, and the post-film discussion is led by Emily Drew, Associate Professor of Sociology at Willamette

Both of these programs have been made possible by The National Endowment for the Humanities Fund of The Library Foundation. Thanks in advance for helping us promote these opportunities for our community members to learn more about and discuss a relevant and current events issue.

About Isa Dean

With a passion for assisting others with refining and achieving their goals, accepting the Program Coordinator position with the Multnomah County Library became the perfect bridge career - from working 10 years in web design and web development to becoming an ever more involved, contributing member of our community.

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