Conversation Project: The Space Between Us

Immigrants, Refugees, and Oregon

February 26, 2018 | 6:00 p.m. | Portland Mercado

7238 SE Foster Rd., Portland OR 97206

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. Read more.

This program will be offered in English. Simultaneous Spanish translation will be available.

Event Sponsors


Portland Mercado

Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Coalition




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