Central Oregon Community College will host four speakers this fall, who will discuss a variety of topics.
The speakers are presented by the Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program.
• John Thompson, former director of U.S. Census Bureau, will give a talk, “The 2020 Census: Why it Matters & What to Expect,” at 6:30 p.m. , Oct. 8 at Wille Hall in the Coats Campus Center. Tickets are $10 for the general public and free for COCC students.
• Dr. Amy Harper, professor of anthropology at COCC, will give a talk, “Food is What Connects Us: Immigration, Community, and Activism at the Dinner Table,” at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at Wille Hall. The talk is free and open to the public.
• Lulu Garcia-Navarro, host of NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday, will give a talk, “America — A Global Perspective,” at 7 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Tower Theatre in Bend. Tickets are $15 for the general public and free for COCC students.
• Kathryn L. Tucker, executive director of the End of Life Liberty Project, will give a talk, “Patient Rights at the End of Life: The Evolving Landscape of Law, Medicine & Policy,” at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at Wille Hall in the Coats Campus Center. Tickets are $10 for the general public and free for COCC students.
Tickets are available now for all of the talks at cocc.edu/departments/foundation/vsp.