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GO! Sense of Place – April 2020

GO! Sense of Place – April 2020

April 15, 2020 – 7:00pm  – 6:30pm Door  –  6:00 Lobby

Rajneeshees in Oregon 

Les Zaitz

An extraordinary time in Oregon history occurred in central Oregon in the 1980’s, when a religious sect from India, led by the guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh set up an experiment on a cattle ranch outside Madras. The sect was found to have engaged in assassination attempts and plots, orchestrated the largest illegal wiretapping operation in U.S. history, and poisoned hundreds of innocent diners as a way to suppress voter turnout. Les Zaitz, investigative reporter at the time,  co-wrote a 20-part series about the Rajneeshees for the Oregonian and he was included in the Netflix film Wild Wild Country, which covers the story behind Rajneeshpuram in Oregon. Les, now editor and CEO of the Salem Reporter, speaks about the Rajneeshees and what lessons can be learned today from this long-ago event.

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  • April 15, 2020
    7:00pm - 9:30pm
  • April 15, 2020
    7:00pm - 9:30pm


Venue Phone: 541-387-8877

Venue Website:

215 Cascade Ave, 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.

  • April 15, 2020
    7:00pm - 9:30pm

Columbia Center for the Arts

215 Cascade Avenue
PO Box 1543
Hood River, OR 97031
(541) 387-8877
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Center Hours

(Labor Day - Memorial Day)
Tuesday-Saturday , 11am-5pm
(Memorial Day - Labor Day )
Monday-Sunday, 11am-5pm

Closed Holidays:
Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day



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