Events & Opportunities

June 9, 2020

Connect in Place: This Place Now

These are uncertain and undetermined times which call for, as Rebecca Solnit has written, “an imagination adequate to the possibilities and the strangeness and dangers on this earth in this moment.” How has where you are affected your experience of the pandemic? How have you seen yourself and your community adapt? What can you imagine recovery might look like? This virtual community conversation will connect Oregonians to reflect on our resilience, to compare notes about our experiences during this pandemic, to share and learn about the places we live, and to imagine what healing is needed for the places we share. This week’s conversations are for people living in the Central Oregon, Southern Oregon, and the Willamette Valley.

7:00 to 8:30 p.m.,

June 16, 2020

Conspiracy Theories: Truth, Facts, and Tin Foil Hats with Jennifer Roberts

Why do we gravitate toward conspiracy theories to make sense of the world? What human need do these stories fill? In this program, we’ll explore some conspiracy theories old and new, famous and obscure.

7:00 to 8:30 p.m.,

June 16, 2020

Housing and Belonging with Paul Susi

This Connect in Place 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?

7:00 to 8:30 p.m.,