Events & Opportunities

February 7, 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.

6:00 p.m., Samaritan Center for Health, Newport

March 10, 2018

Conversation Project: Fish Tales

Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon

1:00 p.m., Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, Yachats

March 11, 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.

3:00 p.m., Driftwood Public Library, Lincoln City

March 11, 2018

Conversation Project: Fish Tales

Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon

2:00 p.m., Newport Public Library, Newport

March 25, 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.

10:15 a.m., Newport Visual Arts Center, Newport

March 27, 2018

Conversation Project: Just a Number

10:00 a.m., Salishan, Gleneden Beach

May 19, 2018

Conversation Project: Ritual and Ceremony in Modern Life

Holly Pruett, a life-cycle celebrant who works with individuals, families, and communities to commemorate such occasions, leads a conversation about the role of ritual and ceremony in participants’ family and cultural histories and the new ceremonies that people are creating to mark these milestones.

2:00 p.m., Newport Public Library, Newport

June 10, 2018

Conversation Project: What Is Cultural Appropriation?

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

4:00 p.m., Lincoln City Cultural Center, Lincoln City