Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program
The Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program was established in 1985 by the late Robert W. Chandler, Sr. to honor his wife, Nancy. The program brings renowned scholars to the Central Oregon region to present a balanced and broad-based scope of programming in the form of lectures, forums and interactive workshops. In doing so, we hope to encourage stimulating conversations that broaden our community's perspectives and perceptions.
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A Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program in the Northwest
Dr. Mario Sifuentez
Assistant Professor of History
School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts, University of California, Merced
Monday, April 24
High Desert Museum, 59800 South Hwy 97
The Bracero Program was a bilateral agreement between the United States and Mexico to import guest workers to alleviate labor shortages in agriculture during World War II. Dr. Sifuentez will discuss the uniqueness of the program in the Pacific Northwest and examine how it set the pattern for future migration to Oregon, Idaho and Washington.
$7 general public
$3 for High Desert Museum members
Students are free with ID card
RSVP here and pay at the door
The son of immigrant farm workers from Mexico, Dr. Sifuentez grew up in rural Oregon. He graduated with a triple major in History, Ethnic Studies, and Political Science and received his Masters in History from the University of Oregon. He received his PhD in American Studies at Brown University. His
dissertation about Mexican workers in the Pacific Northwest has been developed into a forthcoming book from Rutgers University Press. His current project focuses on farm workers, water rights, and food equity in the Central Valley.
This program is co-organized by Nancy R.
Chandler Visiting Scholar Program and the High Desert Museum and sponsored by Brooks Resources Corporation and ASCOCC.
Climate Change in Oregon: We’re Seeing it, but Can We Stop It?
Associate Director of the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute at OSU
Tuesday, May 24
6:30 - 8 p.m.
Wille Hall, COCC Coats Campus Center, Bend Campus
Climate change is a global problem, but the impacts are already being felt here locally. Oregon’s farms, forests, oceans and water are at risk from rising temperatures and changing precipitation patterns. However, it is not too late to solve the problem. A two-pronged approach of mitigation and adaption will be
required to secure Oregon’s future in a changing climate.
In this presentation, Dello will talk about findings from a recent climate report on Oregon and about the importance of connecting sound climate science with decision-making.
$10 General Admission
$8 Sunriver Nature Center members
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Students are FREE with ID card
Kathie Dello works in the science/policy interface and frequently consults with local, state, and federal agencies on climate and water issues. A bit of a weather nut, she is a go-to source on all things Oregon weather and climate. Kathie maintains an active social media presence on her twitter account,
@kathiedello. Dello received her Bachelors in Atmospheric Science and her Masters in Geography from the University at Albany (SUNY) and soon will complete her PhD in Environmental Sciences at OSU.
This program is sponsored by Brooks Resources Corporation, ASCOCC,
Sunriver Nature Center, Oregon Community Foundation and Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott.
For those of who missed our Season of Nonviolence keynote speaker, Dr. Shakti Butler, we have the below links to her presentations and workshops.
Sponsors Of The Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program:
In advance of College events, persons needing accommodation or transportation because of a physical or mobility disability, contact Joe Viola: 541-383-7775. For accommodation because of other disability such as hearing impairment, contact the office of Disability Services at 541-383-7583.