Events & Opportunities

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

July 6, 2018

Conversation Project: Fish Tales

Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon

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

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

July 18, 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., Hollywood Mental Health, Portland

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 10, 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 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

Photo of Conversation Project: Showing Up

August 30, 2018

Conversation Project: Showing Up

oin 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