[Libs-Or] Fwd: Conversation Project is back with 20+ new programs

Kelly kellymce at gmail.com
Wed Jul 26 09:20:58 PDT 2017

Good morning,

I wanted to forward this email from Oregon Humanities unveiling their list of Conversation Project topics and the application to host a conversation this fall. There are a bunch of fabulous topics this year -- and (shameless plug) I'll be facilitating the conversation "Beyond Fake News: How do we find accurate information about the world." I know many libraries have hosted conversations in the past, I hope to come to some libraries in the coming year!

Take care,

Sent from my clumsy paws

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> From: Oregon Humanities <m.schey at oregonhumanities.org>
> Date: July 25, 2017 at 9:49:54 AM PDT
> To: <kelly.mcelroy at oregonstate.edu>
> Subject: Conversation Project is back with 20+ new programs
> Reply-To: <m.schey at oregonhumanities.org>
> Get your community talking about ideas that matter. Apply by August 31 to host Conversation Project events this fall.
> Get your community talking
> Apply now to host conversations this fall
> Joseph Glode
> "We are in new territory at Woodburn--there have not been conversations [like this] here before. Together, we created a trusting atmosphere and long-lasting connections. People were very open and willing to participate. Everyone is hoping we will bring more Conversation Projects to the city."
> --Gustavo Gutierrez-Gomez,
> Conversation Project host with the City of Woodburn
> The Conversation Project brings Oregonians together to talk--across differences, beliefs, and backgrounds--about important issues and ideas. Our trained facilitators travel around the state to lead public discussions on subjects such as race, immigration, housing, faith, and identity.
> These discussions are a rare opportunity for you to bring people together from your community--even people from outside your usual networks and circles--who may have different perspectives on challenging questions that are important to our shared future as Oregonians. 
> The 2017-18 Conversation Project catalog is now available online with forty topics to choose from, twenty-one of which are in the catalog for the first time. Applications are due by August 31, 2017, for events taking place between September 1, 2017, and December 31, 2017. If you are interested in hosting a program during this time period but are unable to meet the August 31 deadline, please get in touch with Mikaela Schey at m.schey at oregonhumanities.org.
> To learn more about hosting Conversation Project events, visit the Conversation Project page or contact Mikaela Schey at m.schey at oregonhumanities.org  or (503) 241-0543, ext.110.
> Click Here to Learn More
> 2017-18 Conversation Project Discussions
> The current Oregon Humanities Conversation Project catalog features the following forty discussions.
> After Obama: Talking Race in America Today
> A Place to Call Home: Is Affordable Housing a Right? 
> Beyond Fake News: How We Find Accurate Information about the World
> Beyond Invitation: How Do We Create Inclusive Communities? 
> Crime and Punishment in Oregon  
> Democracy from the Inside Out: Listening to Our Consciences and Our Neighbors 
> Does Higher Education Matter?  
> Everyday Leaders: Recognizing Leadership Beyond Power and Authority 
> Faith and Politics in Oregon and Beyond  
> Fish Tales: Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon 
> From Saving to Serving: On Intervening in the Lives of Others  
> From the Desert to the Sea: Geography and Identity in Oregon
> Good Food, Bad Food: Agriculture, Ethics, and Personal Choice 
> How Do Our Values Influence Environmental Policy?
> How Do We Create Equitable Spaces Within Our Public Lands?
> In Good Faith: Exploring Religious Difference in Oregon 
> In Science We Trust: The Role of Science in a Democracy 
> Is Technology Outpacing Our Humanity?
> Just a Number: Aging and Intergenerational Friendship
> Keeping Tabs on America: Surveillance and You  
> Power, Privilege, and Racial Diversity in Oregon 
> Race and Place: Racism and Resilience in Oregon's Past and Future
> Ritual and Ceremony in Modern Life 
> Seeing the Forest for the Trees: Stewarding Our Public Forests
> Stone Soup: How Recipes Can Preserve History and Nourish Community 
> The Middle Class and Other Stories About Wealth, Status and Power
> The Space Between Us: Immigrants, Refugees, and Oregon 
> The Values Behind Buying and Selling 
> The World to Come: How Our Fear about the Future Affects Our Actions Today 
> What Are You? Mixed-Race and Interracial Families in Oregon's Past and Future 
> What Does It Mean to Be American?
> What Does it Mean to Be Good? Exploring Morality in the Midst of Structural Oppression 
> What Is Cultural Appropriation? 
> What Makes a Job Good? 
> What Makes Life Meaningful?
> What We Owe: Living with Debt 
> What We Risk: Creativity, Vulnerability, and Art  
> What's in a Label? Thinking about Diversity and Racial Categories  
> Where Are Queer People Welcome?
> Where Are You from? Exploring What Makes Us Oregonians
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