Barbara Garson "Down is a Dangerous Direction"
Tuesday, October 6, 2009 - 4:00pm to Tuesday, October 6, 2009 - 6:00pm

Located in Neuberger Hall Room 407 (English Browsing Lounge)

This is event is free of charge and open to the public.

Barbara Garson is a playwright, author, and public intellectual. She is the author of two classic books about work: The Electronic Sweatshop and All the Livelong Day. The latter has several chapters set in and around Portland, Oregon. In the 1960s Garson was the editor of The Free Speech Movement Newsletter on The UC Berkeley Campus and worked in an anti Vietnam War GI Coffee House Near Fort Lewis Army Base in Tacoma, Washington. Her Vietnam era play MacBird sold over half a million copies. Her writing honors include two OBIES, plus MacArthur, Guggenheim, and National Endowment for the Arts grants.

If you have any questions about this event, feel free to contact us at the Portland Center for Public Humanities: 503-725-9662 or