Join us for our first season of the Oregon Humanities Conversations Project (January-April 4th Friday evenings) hosted by the Rockford Grange in Hood River. The goals of these conversations are to connect people to ideas and to each other, invite diverse perspectives, and nurture respectful civic engagement and curiosity.
Global displacement is on the rise, thanks to intractable conflicts, economics, and climate change. As we see and continue to see the results of international migration in our PNW communities, our first facilitator Manuel Padilla, who has worked with refugees in Haiti, Chad, and Washington, DC, will ask participants to consider questions of uprootedness, hospitality, identity, perception, and integration to imagine how we might build more informed, responsive, resilient and vibrant communities.
Manuel Padilla is the Executive Director of Portland Meet Portland and is both teacher and consultant in the areas of dialogue, conflict transformation, social change, and international aid and development.
Rockford Grange doors open and hot soup will be served from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Conversation begins promptly at 6:30 p.m.