Create, Iterate, Persist: Connecting People to Actions and Actions to a Movement

May 10, 2023 | 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Pacific | Virtual Event

Online, statewide & beyond

Oregon Climate Action Hub was created to help all Oregonians find their place in the climate movement, serving as a “one-stop-shop” for individuals to find opportunities and take part in organized action. Join Karen Wolfgang, co-founder of the Hub, as she discusses the project's development from a mere concept to a comprehensive public resource, and highlights the importance of relationships in the creative process. 

In this workshop, Wolfgang will employ story maps and a musical playlist to help participants identify sources of inspiration and effective strategies for overcoming obstacles associated with community resilience building. Participants will discuss how they can develop the essential tools to further their own projects and form a deeper understanding of the fundamentally creative work required in organizational development. 

Advanced registration is required. Click here to register.

About the presenter

Karen Wolfgang (she/her) was born and raised in Portland, and has moved progressively eastward within the city until landing so far out that there are only six more blocks between her house and Gresham. After earning an undergraduate degree from Princeton ('06) and a Masters from Portland State University ('08), she started and ran a small business helping people grow their own food and complete other sustainable home improvements. She then became an adoptive mom to two neurodivergent multiracial kiddos and pivoted to teaching and consulting. Today she runs a private foundation and works on climate restoration and community resilience through the Oregon Climate Action Hub, as Team Leader for Centennial's Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET), and through other emergent collaborative organizing efforts.