[Libs-Or] Oregon Humanities Conversation Project: Got talk. Will travel.

Annie Kaffen (Dubinsky) a.kaffen at oregonhumanities.org
Mon Jul 30 09:30:59 PDT 2012

Oregon Humanities Conversation Project: Got talk. Will travel. 
Talk is fun. Talk is happening. And talk is free!

Since 2009, more than 290 public conversations have taken place in more than 140 communities across the state - half of these programs have been hosted by libraries across Oregon. Oregonians have talked about science and democracy, rethinking downtowns, censorship in literature, racial diversity in Oregon, jazz and community building, and friendship, among many other topics. Now is the time for your Oregon nonprofit to join the conversation! Through September 30, request free Conversation Project programs from Oregon Humanities and get your community talking about ideas that matter.

Conversation Project programs last sixty to ninety minutes, and are designed to improve understanding of diverse perspectives on a given subject. All discussions are lead by humanities experts who have been trained as conversation facilitators, connect the subject to participants’ experiences and to the local community, and model critical thinking without advocating a particular political agenda. Conversation Project programs can be hosted as stand-alone events, parts of a series, or as supplements to a nonprofit’s regular programming. Oregon Humanities funds conversation leaders’ honoraria, mileage, and meals. Nonprofit hosts manage program logistics (i.e. space, A/V, advertising) and cover lodging expenses in cases when conversation leaders travel long distances.

Themed series and programs offered in Spanish are available. To see the full catalog of Conversation Project programs, watch video introductions to programs, and download an application, please visit oregonhumanities.org.

For questions or more information, please contact Program Coordinator Annie Kaffen by phone at (503) 241-0543 or (800) 735-0543, ext. 116 or via email at a.kaffen at oregonhumanities.org.

Annie Kaffen
Program Coordinator
Oregon Humanities
813 SW Alder, Suite 702
Portland, OR  97205
(503) 241-0543 ext. 116
(800) 735-0543
fax: (503) 241-0024
a.kaffen at oregonhumanities.org

O. Hm. The sound of hearing a new idea.

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