Conversation Project: The Space Between Us

Immigrants, Refugees, and Oregon

June 18, 2019 | 7: 00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Nordia House

8800 SW Oleson Rd., Portland OR 97223

Global displacement is on the rise, thanks to intractable conflicts, economics, and climate change. Oregonians have and will continue to see the results of international migration in our neighborhoods. In this conversation, Manuel Padilla, who has worked with refugees in Haiti, Chad, and Washington, DC, asks participants to consider questions of uprootedness, hospitality, identity, perception, and integration and how we might build more informed, responsive, resilient, and vibrant communities. A $5 donation is suggested. No person will be turned away for lack of funds.

Event Sponsors

Nordic Northwest

Swedish Roots in Oregon


$5 donation


Kirstie Opel at or (503) 977-0275