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“From ‘I’ to ‘We’: The Role of the Citizen-Critic,”

  • White Stag Block 70 Northwest Couch Street Portland, OR, 97209 United States (map)
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Journalist and cultural critic Margo Jefferson, an articulate voice critiquing race and culture in America, will speak at the UO in Portland on Thursday, May 31 at 7:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.


In her lecture, “From ‘I’ to ‘We’: The Role of the Citizen-Critic,” Jefferson will explore how to bring all the traditions that shape us—intellectual, political, aesthetic—to complex questions of identity and community.

The daughter of a prominent physician and social worker-turned-socialite mother, Jefferson grew up in an upper-middle class black neighborhood in Chicago in the 1950s and ’60s. She writes about her experiences growing up in post-war America as a member of a privileged African American family in her memoir, Negroland.


The UO in Portland is located in the White Stag Block, 70 NW Couch St. For more information go to:

Earlier Event: May 18
Later Event: June 15