september, 2017

thu21sep5:30 pm7:00 pmHistory in the News: Whose Monuments? Whose Memory?Should we remove statues memorializing that darker sides of American history? 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Willamette Heritage Center


Event Details

As national controversy rages over whether and how to remove statues memorializing the Confederacy, communities across the country are beginning to consider the meaning and significance of public memorials, buildings, streets, schools, and teams in their own places. This History in the News panel discussion considers these debates over historical monuments and memory, and the broader questions they raise about the complex history of colonialism, racism and white supremacist imagery in American culture.

History in the News is made possible by a grant from Oregon Humanities (OH), a statewide nonprofit organization and an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, which funds OH’s grant program. History in the News is sponsored by KMUZ Community Radio, and is presented in partnership with Salem City Club.

Admission is FREE! Food and drink will be available for purchase from Taproot Lounge & Cafe. Learn more about History in the News at


(Thursday) 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Willamette Heritage Center