perriwinkle background with river reeds to the right. East washco demsThe East WashCo Dems Meeting is ONLINE

September 2nd, 2021

Read a good book lately?
How fiction opens doors to empathy and activism

6:30 social time 7:00 PM meeting

It was while reading a book by Oregon author Warren Easley that the idea for this program arose.  Matters of Doubt tells the story of an attorney who gets involved with a young, homeless street artist.  As the plot unfolds, we see a struggle to find the answer to the question: “Who can you turn to when society spits you out?”  By the end of the book, I felt I knew a little more about what it is like to be a young man on the street – and felt the importance of doing something about the inequity Easley writes about.  His other books follow the same pattern – addressing social issues through the genre of engaging fiction.

On Tuesday, September 2, we will get a chance to talk with author Warren Easley and others about the role fiction plays in understanding our Oregon neighbors and learning about societal issues that affect us all.A good book takes us beyond the rancor of so much of politics.  It takes us away from our everyday lives.  It may challenge or soothe us.  It can make change.  You are invited to bring to this discussion thoughts about books you have discovered that let you look through others’ eyes or raise important social issues, especially ones that center on Oregon.  We will also have a book list to share curated by Tualatin Librarians.

Please join us with questions, ideas, and a willingness to participate in dialogue about how we can bridge divides.

As always, East Washington County Dems is open to anyone who wants to learn, share, and find ways to help the world move forward for all. We will go online at 6:30 for anyone who wishes a social time before the program. Drop-in when you can.

Please reach out to Carol Greenough, if you have any questions:

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Zoom can be used on a computer and by phone, but it is easier to use by computer. We advise to do your best to attend via a laptop or desktop. You can also join using the link with your cellphone, but the screen will be more condensed.  Those without a computer can also attend by calling the number listed above, and typing in the Meeting ID.

NOTE: Zoom via the phone has more limitations. You will be limited to:

  • Mute/Unmute = *6
  • Raising and lowering your hand = *9

Time: Sep 2, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Please take a moment to review this helpful guide to having a good Zoom experience.


Always check your mute status before speaking; the host may have muted you if you forget to.

On a computer:

  • At the bottom left corner, MUTED = RED mic with a line through it…click on it to unmute

On a phone:

  • If you dialed in with the phone number: Use *6
  • on a smartphone: click on PARTICIPANTS & look to the bottom toolbar


On a computer:

  • Use the RAISE HAND feature. Click on the PARTICIPANTS tab (bottom middle of the screen); a box will pop up to the right…on the lower tab, click on RAISE HAND & click on it again to lower.

On a phone:

  • If you dialed in with the phone number: Use *9
  • on a smartphone: look to the bottom right & click on RAISE HAND