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Ales & Ideas kicks off with democracy talk

Oct. 4 panel at Fort George Lovell Showroom examines democracy and its status

Published on October 3, 2018 8:00PM

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ASTORIA — The first Thursday Ales & Ideas community lecture for the year is titled “Democracy Now: Perspectives on the State of the Union.”

Sponsored by Clatsop Community College and Fort George Brewery, doors open with food and beverage service at 6 p.m., but no purchase is required. The Fort George Lovell Showroom is at 14th and Duane streets. Minors are welcome.

With mid-term elections near, it is a great time to examine democracy and its status here in Astoria.

Come listen as CCC President Chris Breitmeyer leads a diverse group of educators — Seth Tichenor, Mindy Stokes, Fernando Rojas, Nancy Cook — to consider questions of contemporary governance. What is the democratic ideal? What are the biggest threats to democracy today? Is democracy good for everyone?

These questions and others will inspire dialogue, which will not advocate for or against any elected officials, but rather examine larger questions that transcend bipartisan debate.

Come, bring a friend, and hopefully be inspired to participate — that is, vote — this November. Members from the North Coast Indivisible will be on hand to assist with voter registration questions.


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