Beyond Fake News: Identifying Deception


Oregonians for Science and Reason is offering a three-part workshop designed to help attendees develop a more critical eye towards social media content and current news. The classes are designed to arm one with skills to identify fallacies in reasoning, recognize fake news, fact check information, find reliable sources, and improve communication skills. Challenge yourself to think carefully and examine your own logic with these three classes:


Saturday, April 15 — Logical Fallacies and Propaganda - Are your strings are being pulled?

         Instructors: Jay Frasier and JJ Kiser, professors at Lane Community College


Saturday. April 29 — Fake News and Reliable Resources

         Instructor: James Dawson, professor of science at Western Oregon University


Saturday, May 13 — Conversing When You Disagree

         Instructor: Daniel Browning, engineer and instructor in “street epistemology”


Amazon Community Center — Multipurpose Room

2700 Hilyard St.

Eugene, OR 97405


Saturday classes run from 11 AM to 2:30 PM, with interactive and snack breaks. We will have an online interactive group to discuss lessons and provide additional resources and reading. Wifi available at the community center.


This workshop is free to Oregonians for Science and Reason members. Fee for nonmembers is $20. Some scholarships are available.


Workshop space is limited to 22 enrollees. You can assure your spot by pre-registering now. You can RSVP on at “Oregonians for Science and Reason”

or by contacting workshop coordinator: Jeanine DeNoma at or by phone at 541-760-2822.


Drop-in for single sessions are welcome on “space available” basis. On-site registration begins at 10:45 AM on April 15th.


This workshop is sponsored by Oregonians for Science and Reason, an Oregon educational nonprofit which promotes evidence-based reasoning and critical thinking.

Copyright (c) 2006 Oregonians for Science and Reason