Join the Conversation: Making Sense of Gender in Pop Music, March 6 at MHCC

Posted: March 3, 2014

“S/he-bop: Making sense of gender in American pop music” will be the theme for the March 6 Lunch & Learn Conversation at Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC), 26000 S.E. Stark St. The community is welcome to attend this free event, noon – 1:30 p.m. in the Jazz Café, Room AC2057.

Through popular music, we can understand changing social norms and life experiences. How is gender represented in American popular music through historical, political and social lenses? How does popular music shape and reflect values, mores and aesthetics in our culture? These are a few of the areas that will covered by the program moderator, Sarah Dougher.

Dougher teaches on topics of popular music, gender and activism at Portland State University. She holds a Ph.D. in comparative literature from the University of Texas, Austin and has taught at area universities including Reed, Evergreen and Linfield. She is a composer and musician and has performed, recorded and toured both as a solo artist and with numerous bands.

Engage the Community

Lunch & Learn Conversations at MHCC are sponsored by Oregon Humanities’ statewide Conversations Project and hosted by the MHCC Diversity Resource Center and MHCC’s Associated Student Government. Oregon Humanities is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and a partner of the Oregon Cultural Trust.

Through the Conversation Project, Oregon Humanities offers free programs that engage community members in thoughtful, challenging conversations about ideas critical to our daily lives and our state's future.

For more information about this free community discussion, please contact Melinda C. Bullen, Diversity Resource Center coordinator, at 503-491-7171 or

Individuals requiring accommodations due to a disability may contact the MHCC Disability Services Office at 503-491-6923 or Please contact the office at least two weeks prior to the event to ensure availability.

For more information, media professionals may contact the Office of Community Engagement 503-491-7204 or

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