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Think & Drink with Jelly Helm in Portland on December 3

How does advertising create desire and shape identity? Is shopping a patriotic act? Is it better to buy local or buy nothing at all?

Please join the Oregon Council for the Humanities (OCH) for Think & Drink, a new happy-hour conversation series that this season looks at consumer culture. Jelly Helm, former executive creative director of Wieden+Kennedy’s Portland headquarters, kicks off the series on Wednesday, December 3, 2008, at 6:30 at rontoms, 600 E. Burnside, in Portland, with a conversation about advertising’s role in creating desire and shaping identity. Free and open to the public.

Think & Drink invites the public to think and talk together and reflects OCH’s emphasis on infusing important public conversations with critical thinking and fresh ideas. The second event on February 11 will explore the conflicting aims of capitalism and democracy, and the third conversation on April 22 will include a panel representing alternative economies currently developing in Portland.

OCH is a Portland-based, independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. More information about OCH’s programs and publications, which include Oregon Chautauqua, Humanity in Perspective, Public Program Grants, and Oregon Humanities magazine, can be found at www.oregonhum.org.

Oregon Council for the Humanities 813 SW Alder Street, Suite 702 Portland, OR 97205 (503) 241-0543 www.oregonhum.org