June 28


05:00 pm - 07:00 pm

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Crossing Party Lines: Portland, OR

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As protests in America continue, the ongoing conversation about historical confederate symbols is back in the spotlight, this time on multiple fronts.

* NASCAR announced it would ban the display of the Confederate flag at all events and properties of the auto racing giant.

* General and former CIA director Petraeus wrote an op-ed calling for re-naming the Army bases named for Confederate leaders, after which a number of high-ranking officials, including Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Army Secretary Ryan McCarty, proposed a “bipartisan conversation” to explore the renaming. The President took a stand against the renaming.

* Then this week, protesters in Washington DC toppled the statue of Confederate General Albert Pike.

Join us in a Crossing Party Lines conversation to explore and share your views on this topic. Questions we hope to discuss include:
• What do confederate symbols mean to you? To America?
• Under what circumstances is it reasonable to remove a historical symbol?
• What impact might the decision we make about Confederate symbols have on future generations?


– How the Army might rename Confederate installations (

– Stone Mountain and other monuments to the Confederacy should be wiped clean (

– The war of the statues is a battle for freedom (

– Bubba Wallace steers NASCAR the right way on Confederate flag (

– Army bases aren’t defined by their Confederate namesakes (

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