with Julia Waters
January 17, 2024 | 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. | Cedar Mill Community Library
12505 NW Cornell Rd., Suite 13, Portland OR 97229
Housing and homelessness is a visible and divisive issue in local media, in politics, and across different communities within our state. Many of us were experiencing housing instability and economic uncertainty even during the “boom” times before the current crisis. This conversation will explore common assumptions and perspectives about the experience of houselessness/homelessness and seek to answer the question, How do we decide who “belongs” in our community?
Julia Waters grew up in Portland in a household filled with creative pursuits. As a writer, musician, astrologer, nature educator, facilitator, and organizer of a mutual aid project getting farm fresh meals to folx living outside, the fabric of Julia’s landscape of being is dynamic and variable, yet always steeped in human connection. When not facilitating conversations for Oregon Humanities, you might find Julia searching for a better lyric to their newest song, contemplating Saturnian archetypes, or perched on a log at their favorite pond.