Building Community: Preventing Violence

Vision Action Network presents a conversation in Washington County on June 22.

On June 22, 2016, residents of Washington County will get together in Beaverton for a facilitated discussion about how to create a resilient community in the aftermath of violence.

The event, hosted by Vision Action Network, will address how violence shapes our world and how we can thoughtfully confront it as individuals and in community with others. The conversation will provide an opportunity for community members to express their fears and concerns about violence, but also their ideas for cultivating strongly connected communities. Participants will hear from Vanessa Becker, board chair of Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, who will reflect on last October's campus shooting.

The conversation, which is funded in part by an Oregon Humanities Responsive Program Grant, will be held at the Beaverton Community Center at 12350 SW Fifth St., #100, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Community partners include the Beaverton Police Deparment, Bilal Masjid, the Human Rights Council of Washington County, and Washington County Sheriff's Office. The event is free, but registration is required. Register here.



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