Facilitator Max Voltage invites participants to share personal experiences of gender and pronouns and discuss questions such as, What does it take to learn something new? What motivates you to learn new things? How do we deal with the vulnerability and awkwardness around making mistakes in the learning process?
On both national and local levels, Oregonians have seen how the news can both represent and misrepresent the facts at hand. This conversation, led by librarian Kelly McElroy, gives participants a chance to consider their own practices and values around news consumption and find new ways to get the information they need.
Who is to blame for poverty? What qualities or conditions allow a person to be considered “deserving” of government and community support? Join facilitator Erica Tucker for a conversation that explores our beliefs about poverty and asks us to consider our assumptions about who should—and shouldn’t—be eligible for support.
Are we as self-sufficient as we can be? As we should be? What are the pleasures and pitfalls of doing it yourself? This conversation with Jennifer Burns Bright investigates why we strive to be makers and doers in a world that provides more conveniences than ever before.