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

Ann Reed ann.reed at state.or.us
Wed May 20 08:52:33 PDT 2015

From: Libs-Or [mailto:libs-or-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us] On Behalf Of Annie Kaffen
Sent: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 3:34 PM
To: libs-or at listsmart.osl.state.or.us
Subject: [Libs-Or] Oregon Humanities is seeking public library partners for statewide conversation series

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

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 individuals
·   Onsite support (i.e., arranging chairs, distributing reading list)
·   One night of lodging if the facilitator travels more than 100 miles one-way*
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<tel:%28800%29%20735-0543%2C%20ext.%20116> or a.kaffen at oregonhumanities.org<mailto: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<tel:%28503%29%20241-0543> or (800) 735-0543, ext 116<tel:%28800%29%20735-0543%2C%20ext%20116>
Direct: (971) 361-9882<tel:%28971%29%20361-9882>
a.kaffen at oregonhumanities.org<mailto: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<http://oregonhumanities.org/programs/special-projects/talking-about-dying/1116/>.

Ann Reed, Federal Programs Coordinator
Oregon State Library
Library Support and Development Services
250 Winter St.
Salem, OR 97301
ann.reed at state.or.us
phone 503-378-5027
fax 503-378-6439

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