Events & Opportunities

July 25, 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.

6:30 p.m., Hollywood Mental Health, Portland

August 3, 2018

Conversation Project: Just a Number

Aging and Intergenerational Friendship

7:00 p.m., Gaiety Hollow, Salem

August 10, 2018

Conversation Project: Showing Up

Join facilitator Chi Mei Tam in this conversation to explore what it means to be part of a community. What does it looks like when community shows up for you and vice versa?  How does it work? To what extent are shared values and identities in our community enough or not enough to help us thrive?

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

August 15, 2018

Conversation Project: Ritual and Ceremony in Modern Life

Holly Pruett leads a conversation about the role of ritual and ceremony in participants’ family and cultural histories, the impact of life events that have passed unobserved, and the new ceremonies that people are creating to mark these milestones.

6:00 p.m., Hollywood Mental Health, Portland

August 17, 2018

Conversation Project: Talking about Dying

This conversation provides an opportunity for participants to reflect on what stories and influences shape their thinking about death and dying and to hear perspectives and ideas from fellow community members.

2:00 p.m., Terwilliger Plaza, Portland

August 23, 2018

Conversation Project: Race and Place

Racism and Resilience in Oregon's Past and Future

6:30 p.m., Four Rivers Cultural Center, Ontario

August 24, 2018

Conversation Project: Seeing the Forest for the Trees

Stewarding Our Public Forests

6:30 p.m., Siskiyou Field Institute, Selma

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August 30, 2018

Conversation Project: Showing Up

Join facilitator Chi Mei Tam in this conversation to explore what it means to be part of a community. What does it looks like when community shows up for you and vice versa?  How does it work? To what extent are shared values and identities in our community enough or not enough to help us thrive?

7:00 p.m., Gaiety Hollow, Salem

August 30, 2018

Conversation Project: Everyday Leaders

Recognizing Leadership Beyond Power and Authority

3:30 p.m., Union County Safe Communities Coalition, La Grande

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September 6, 2018

Conversation Project: Where Are You From?

Drawing on the diverse histories and backgrounds of participants, Kerani Mitchell leads a conversation that asks what makes us Oregonian and how can we create inclusive communities.

Noon, Oregon State Capitol, Salem