3505 Pacific Ave. Forest Grove, OR, 97116
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Grand Lodge History Pub
Grand Lodge - Grand Lodge Theater
5 pm doors, 6:30 pm program
All ages welcome
Qualifies for “Attend a McMenamins History-Sponsored Event” Experience Stamp.
Why not stay the night? Receive 15% off your hotel room that evening using the code HISTPUB or mention it when you call the hotel.
5 pm doors, 6:30 pm programFreeAll ages welcome
Presented by Julie Whipple
Accidents don't just happen. On a cold winter night in 1978,
a DC8 passenger jet with 189 aboard crash landed, out of fuel in a suburban
neighborhood on East Burnside. Ten people died. The pilot was blamed and
stripped of his career, and a sweeping transformation of flight crew training
took place that made United Flight 173 (in)famous worldwide as the model for
failure and change. That was only the half of it.
Hiding in plain sight for years in an attorney's file boxes,
the forgotten truths of the landmark air disaster reveal much more: an emotional
journey tethered to the disgraced pilot and a three-year-old survivor named
Lisa who became an unlikely hero for justice and public safety in the
rollercoaster legal battle that followed. This is the long-overdue, true story
of a misunderstood airline disaster that forever changed the lives of those on
board and countless others -- including yours.
About the Speaker:
Julie Whipple is a writer and educator based in Portland, Oregon.
She holds an MFA in creative writing with an emphasis on nonfiction. She worked
in Kenya and Tanzania as the East Africa correspondent for the London-based,
weekly news magazine Africa Economic Digest, and as a contributor for
the London Observer, South Magazine, Radio France
International and Deutsche Welle among others. Her work has also
been published in the Christian Science Monitor, The Oregonian, Portland
Monthly Magazine and the Portland Business Journal covering an
array of topics including tribal fishing rights in the Northwest, the emergence
of bioethics as a field and force in medicine, the development of hydrogen fuel
cells as a clean energy alternative, labor issues in multinational corporations
and many other stories about business and scientific innovations and their
impact on people’s lives.
Her background also includes several years as a journalism and
creative writing educator in a Portland high school.
Crash Course is her first book. An early portion
of it won a Kellogg Award for reporting judged by Pulitzer Prize-winning
journalist Nigel Jaquiss.
Photo credit: Lukas Ketner, Portland illustrator.
These monthly, free events are open to everyone interested in Oregon and Pacific Northwest history. Co-sponsored by like-minded historical and civic organizations, we bring you experts, scholars, first-person experiencers and historians who expound on topics from Lewis and Clark to shipwrecks, hop growing to women pioneers and far, far beyond. It's like being back in the classroom - except this time you get to settle into comfortable seats and enjoy a drink or two with dinner while you listen and learn.
This event is eligible for a History Pub Stamp
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