Conversation Project: Won't You Be My Neighbor?

How Relationships Affect the Places We Live

March 19, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. | Brentwood Darlington Community Center

7211 SE 62nd Avenue, Portland OR 97206

Studies show that neighbors interact much less than in previous decades. This has been theorized as a kind of side effect of modern life and the result of technology, limits on attention, and in some instances, differences in cultural concepts of what it means to be neighborly. Join facilitator Jen Mitas in this conversation that asks, How do you interact with your neighbors? How do you feel about those relationships? How might you improve or change these relationships in order to make a positive impact on the places you live? This conversation is a chance to reflect on one’s own role in the social networks that make up the places we live, and to complicate clichés about neighborliness that may be unconsciously rooted in the mid-twentieth century ideal of the American suburb.

Event Sponsors

Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Coalition




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