In 2015, OPB’s “Oregon Field Guide” special “Unprepared” brought the public’s attention to the seismic risks that surround the Pacific Northwest and highlighted Oregon’s lack of preparedness against major earthquakes feared to rupture at any time and cause major destruction in the region (aka “The Really Big One”.)
Oregon has since made progress with the involvement of all levels of government, private and public sectors, as well as community organizations and education institutions.
But the question remains: are we still unprepared and, if so, what are we doing now to further prepare ourselves?
Join our expert panel members and “Unprepared” producer Ed Jahn to learn about the latest efforts taking place here in Oregon, the lessons learned from the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, and discuss how Oregon must continue to prepare for current and future generations.
The event will kick off with a viewing of “Unprepared,” a one-hour documentary from OPB’s award-winning original series “Oregon Field Guide.”
- Jay Raskin, Chair, Oregon Seismic Safety Policy Advisory Commission (OSSPAC)
- Teresa Elliott, Director of Engineering, Portland Water Bureau
- Hiro Ito, Professor of PSU Economics & Co-Manager of ICDR
- Ed Jahn, Executive Producer, OPB Oregon Field Guide
- Japan-America Society of Oregon (JASO)
- Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)
- PSU Center for Public Service, Initiative for Community and Disaster Resilience (ICDR)
Cover image courtesy Japan-America Society of Oregon.