The Tillamook Bay Watershed Council, the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum, and the Bay City Arts Center are partnering with Oregon Humanities for a very special panel discussion on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 1:00 PM at the Bay City Arts Center on 5th Street in Bay City. “Fish Tales: Tillamook Traditions and Challenges” will be facilitated by Jennifer Burns Bright, a food and travel writer from Port Orford, Oregon. Dr. Bright holds a PhD from the University of California, Irvine, as well as a Master Food Preserver certification. She has recently retired from teaching at the University of Oregon and is currently a travel and food writer as well as a community organizer who likes linking local producers with consumers.
Participating local panelists will be Erin Whitney, Food Manager at Pacific Oyster in Bay City, Ray Monroe, a commercial doryman from Pacific City, Jeremy Coon from Tillamook Bay Seafood Inc. in Garibaldi, and Jeff Wong from the Consumer Supported Fishery, also in Garibaldi.
In this interactive conversation, Bright and the panel of seafood experts will explore the conundrum of eating local seafood on the North Oregon Coast. Why aren’t we eating more local seafood now that preserving and distribution technologies are the most sophisticated they have ever been? What are the challenges we face in an increasingly globalized market? What traditions would we like to see continue as our community grows and changes? Join us as we delve into our relationship with products of the sea and cultural traditions.
Through programs like this, Oregon Humanities connects Oregonians to ideas that change lives and transform communities. Their free programs engage community members in thoughtful, challenging conversations about ideas critical to our daily lives and our state’s future. There is no charge for this program but reservations are encouraged as seating is limited. Please call the Pioneer Museum at 503.842.4553 to register or for more information.
More information about Oregon Humanities’ programs and publications, which include Conversation Projects, “Think & Drink,” Public Program Grants, and Oregon Humanities magazine, can be found at Oregon Humanities is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and a partner of the Oregon Cultural Trust.