Museum Hosts Speaker on Privacy

By Carla Albright,, 503.842.4553

Is the expectation of privacy still a social norm? Wendy Willis will return to the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum on Saturday, March 11 at 1:00 PM as leader of the Oregon Humanities’ Conversation Project “A World without Secrets: Privacy and Expectations in the United States.” This is a topic in the news almost daily as governments worldwide surveille their citizens and corporations gather information used in marketing to individuals. Ms. Willis will be guiding participants in a discussion of the history of privacy in our country and how our principles of freedom and privacy hold up in a world where almost everything about us is discoverable and discussed.

A poet, essayist and national leader in civic engagement, Ms. Willis serves as the executive director of Kitchen Table Democracy, a national non-profit housed at Portland State University and devoted to improving democratic governance. Her first book, Blood Sisters of the Republic, was published in 2012.

This Great Speaker program is sponsored by Oregon Humanities and the TCPM ‘s Daisy Fund and is free and open to the public. For more information, call 503.842.4553 or visit