The Advocate offers three diverse topics for next week’s CitySpeak event, which will feature three well-studied speakers over the topics of hate groups and holocaust education, universal healthcare, and the Corvallis livability levy. Audience questions and comments will be welcome following presentations.
The event is scheduled for Old World Deli at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 9. Here’s the program:
7:00 — Opening remarks
7:05 — Advocate Reporter Jay Sharpe presents on Oregon hate groups, and failing holocaust education. Sharpe has spent over a year researching, and made national headlines outing Oregon Representative Mike Nearman and his ongoing ties with racist organizations.
7:30 — Physician Mike Huntington presents on universal health care for all. Huntington is well known in local circles, and is a member of Mad As Hell Docs and Mid-Valley Healthcare Advocates.
8:00 — Mayor Biff Traber presents on Corvallis’ Livability Levy. Measure 2-123 would continue current service levels at parks, the library, and also fund certain social services.
Free to the public, CitySpeak represents a partnership between The Advocate, and City Club of Corvallis.
More Save The Dates
Aside from our Storytelling Night on May 16, The Advocate is planning two other events over the month of May. Stay in tune for details on our upcoming fun-fun-fundraiser event on May 23, sure to offer the community some commingling and shared shenanigans.
A week later, on May 30, we’ll be partnering with the Corvallis Arts Center for another CitySpeak event, focused on local LGBTQ+ and non-binary communities. This event will take place at the Corvallis Arts Center.
Keep an eye our site and Facebook page for further details on these events (and others we are plotting).