[Libs-Or] Oregon Humanities is seeking public library partners for statewide conversation series

Annie Kaffen a.kaffen at oregonhumanities.org
Tue May 19 15:33:51 PDT 2015

Oregon Humanities is seeking Oregon public library partners for a new
statewide series of facilitated public conversations called Talking about

The deadline to submit an interest form is tomorrow, May 20! Read on for
more info...

These one-time, ninety-minute conversations will provide participants the
opportunity to reflect on what stories and influences shape their thinking
about death and dying and to hear different perspectives and ideas from
fellow community members. They will also serve as practice for future
conversations with family and/or friends about death and dying, will
strengthen participants’ sense of community support and collective
engagement on these issues, and will provide access to resources to help
participants consider how to shape a positive approach to death and dying.

Oregon Humanities anticipates scheduling thirty conversations across the
state, between July 1, 2015 and January 31, 2016. We plan to sponsor five
programs in each of the following six regions of the state: Northern Coast,
Willamette Valley, Gorge/Central, Eastern, Southern, and Southern Coast.
These free programs will be geared toward public audiences (ages 15+).

For each conversation, Oregon Humanities will sponsor:

   - Facilitator honoraria, mileage, and meals
   - Outreach support materials
   - Suggested readings and resources

For each conversation, public library partners will provide:

   - Space for the program
   - Local PR/outreach efforts to generate an audience of at least 10
   - Onsite support (i.e., arranging chairs, distributing reading list)
   - One night of lodging if the facilitator travels more than 100 miles

If your public library is interested in hosting a *Talking about Dying* program
in your community, please fill out the online interest form
<http://oregonhumanities.org/online-forms/view.php?id=17714> no later than
May 20, 2015.

For more information, please contact Annie Kaffen at (800) 735-0543, ext.
116 or a.kaffen at oregonhumanities.org.

For this statewide series, Oregon Humanities is working in partnership with
the Cambia Health Foundation, a national leader in improving end of life
and palliative care.

**Facilitators are located in Portland, Corvallis, Bend, Medford, and
Ashland. Oregon Humanities will work to ensure that their travel is
efficient, in order to mitigate lodging requirements on the part of library
partners. If providing lodging is prohibitive, please let us know.*

Annie Kaffen
Program Officer
Oregon Humanities
921 SW Washington St, Ste 150
Portland, OR 97205
Main: (503) 241-0543 or (800) 735-0543, ext 116
Direct: (971) 361-9882
a.kaffen at oregonhumanities.org

*We've moved! Please note Oregon Humanities' new mailing address.*

*Are you an Oregon public library that is interested in hosting an upcoming
Talking about Dying program? If so, fill out our interest form here
<http://oregonhumanities.org/online-forms/view.php?id=17714> before May 20.
More info about these conversations here
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