Events & Opportunities

June 21, 2018

Conversation Project: Good Food, Bad Food

Agriculture, Ethics, and Personal Choice

6:30 p.m., Eastern Oregon University, La Grande

June 23, 2018

Conversation Project: Stone Soup

How Recipes can Preserve History and Nourish Community

Noon, Rogue River Library, Rogue River

June 26, 2018

Conversation Project: Race and Place

Facilitators Anita Yap and Traci Price will lead participants in a conversation that looks at how Oregon’s history of racism influences our present and asks, How can understanding historic and current impacts of racism in Oregon contribute to our sense of place and vision of the future?

6:30 p.m., Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Coalition, Portland

June 28, 2018

Conversation Project: How Do Our Values Influence Environmental Policy?

This conversation explores our environmental values and questions how those values are reflected—or not reflected—in current local, national, and global environmental policies.

3:00 p.m., Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Coalition, Portland

June 29, 2018

Conversation Project: Fish Tales

Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon

5:30 p.m., Southwestern Oregon Community College Gold Beach Center, Gold Beach

July 6, 2018

Conversation Project: Fish Tales

Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon

6:00 p.m., Port Orford Public Library, Port Orford

Photo of Conversation Project: Faith and Politics in Oregon and Beyond

July 8, 2018

Conversation Project: Faith and Politics in Oregon and Beyond

This conversation explores how our religious ideas and political identities mix and what it means for our common life together.

2:00 p.m., Florence United Methodist Church, Florence

July 11, 2018

Conversation Project: Is Technology Outpacing Our Humanity?

Facilitator Manuel Padilla will lead this conversation to explore how technology shapes our moral reasoning and our perceptions of, and relationships with, one another.

12:00 p.m., University of Oregon Baker Downtown Center, Eugene

July 13, 2018

Conversation Project: What Is Cultural Appropriation?

Issues of cultural appropriation and identity are complicated. Facilitator Surabhi Mahajan will lead us in a conversation to explore cultural appropriation beyond who’s “allowed” to wear certain clothing or cook particular foods.

6:00 p.m., Coos History Museum, Coos Bay

July 14, 2018

Conversation Project: Power, Privilege, and Racial Diversity in Oregon

Many Oregonians value racial diversity and the dimension and depth it adds to our lives, yet we remain largely isolated from one another and have yet to fulfill the vision of a racially integrated society. Willamette University professor Emily Drew will lead participants in a conversation that explores some of the causes of this continued isolation and the differences of experience between Oregonians of different races.

Noon, Rogue River Library, Rogue River