Join facilitator Chisao Hata as she holds space to examine our individual and collective questions on race, perspectives, and cultural values around what brings us together and what separates us. This conversation may include some hands-on activities.
Join facilitator Tai Harden-Moore in a conversation that asks, What does Oregon’s racist past mean for Oregonians? How does the state’s history affect how bias shows up for individuals? This conversation will also look at how we can identify our own racial biases and work toward concrete ways to move forward as individuals and community.
Many of us have grown up being told—and believing—that after a person serves their sentence for a crime, the slate is wiped clean. But the truth does not often bear out this scenario. A felony conviction can restrict travel options, licensing options for employment, housing, and financial aid. Join facilitator Pamela Slaughter in a conversation about how this reality affects our communities and what alternatives might look like.
Hip hop is nothing if not adaptable. It is owned by everyone and no one. Its constant evolution has kept it at the forefront of both mainstream and underground cultural movements for decades. Join artist and educator Jason Graham, who performs as MOsley WOtta, for a conversation about hip hop and Oregon.
In our culture, ambition is often understood to be essential to success. The pressure to be ambitious is made stronger by changes to technology and travel that enable people to work more efficiently from more places than ever before. Join facilitator Soumary Vongrassamy for a conversation about how our culture and environment affect how we think about success and ambition and how these ideas show up in our work and at home.
Join facilitator Pepe Moscoso for a conversation that explores an alternative view of leadership and asks, When are we leaders in our communities? How can our unique senses of self contribute to our roles as leaders? What do we have to offer that is needed?