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Conversation Project: Beyond Fake News

Conversation Project: Beyond Fake News

How We Find Accurate Information about the World
March 13, 2018, 6pm
Free to the Community


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 conversation, led by librarian Kelly McElroy, gives Oregonians a chance to consider their own practices and values around news consumption and find new ways to get the information they need.

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

The Conversation Project is made possible by funding from Oregon Humanities, which connects Oregonians to ideas that change lives and transform communities. Oregon Humanities is an independent, non-profit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and a partner of the Oregon Cultural Trust. This Event is generously sponsored by Laurie Balmuth and the Eric & Cynthia Strid Charitable Fund.

  • March 13, 2018
    6:00pm - 7:00pm



Venue Phone: 541-387-8877

Venue Website:

215 Cascade Avenue, PO Box 1543, Hood River, Oregon, 97031, United States

Columbia Center for the Arts (CCA) is located in downtown Hood River, Oregon in the heart of the spectacular Columbia River Gorge. This thriving art center increases and enhances the opportunities for artists and residents of the greater Columbia River Gorge community to participate in arts education and the literary, performing, and visual arts.

  • March 13, 2018
    6:00pm - 7:00pm