METRO MONTHLY–Lee Shaker "Net Neutrality - Who says what you see?" w/Dinner

Our regular monthly meeting! Presentation followed by a community party with potluck and drinks. Child care provided during the presentation.

This Month: 

"Net Neutrality-Who says what you see?" by Lee Shaker, PhD

This talk will cover three basic questions: what is unique about the internet that brings up the issue of net neutrality at all? What is net neutrality and how does it impact service providers, content providers, and us, the end users? And finally, what is the state of net neutrality today, and is the future of internet access inevitable or are there still things people can do to change its course?

About the Speaker: 

Lee Shaker is a mass & political communication scholar. His primary interest lies in understanding the ways that new communication technologies affect society. As part of this, several of his recent articles assess how the changing media environment alters the relationship that citizens have with their local communities. For example, Dead Newspapers and Citizens' Civic Engagement measures the effect of local newspaper closures upon citizens' civic and political engagement. His current research turns to more fundamental questions about information consumption, retention, and analysis in the digital age. For more information, please visit his website.


This is our regular monthly meeting at a central location to bring together our members from all over the Portland metro area, and anyone who wants to join us.  We’ll have a speaker presentation, discussion or entertainment, followed by a shared potluck dinner.

The Oslo Lounge has a bar, so you can have beer, wine and cocktails with dinner.  This is also an opportunity to connect with others in the community, get updated on our activism and what’s going on in the community, talk to Advisory Board members and give input.

Child care will be provided in the Norse Hall’s children’s room. We are working on an actual program of stories, games, lessons and critical thinking activities to present to children of different ages. If you are interested in getting involved with this effort, please contact any of the organizers of this meetup event.

Volunteers will provide the food! We now have a team of volunteers who will cook a hearty meal for everyone. We we just ask that you help our volunteers pay for the ingredients by making a donation of $ 5.00 per adult meal so that our volunteers can buy ingredients. Children eat free.


7:00 pm:  Welcome and announcements 
7:10 pm:  Presentation and Q&A 
8:00 pm:  Children join the adults for a potluck dinner, discussion and socializing


There is a parking lot on the west side, right next to the Norse Hall, where we have limited parking.  Street parking is also available.

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  • Wes

    Uh-oh! I already made something for the potluck, when I read that the food is being prepared already. Well, I'll bring it anyway. Maybe I can earn brownie points!

    2 · May 9, 2014

    • SylviaB

      If I remember correctly, your food did not go to waste :-)

      May 10, 2014

  • Nancy and Mike L.

    Extremely informative

    1 · May 10, 2014

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