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The Space Between Us: Immigrants, Refugees, and Oregon - Friday

, January 25, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.

PLEASE JOIN US for five thought-provoking conversations provided in partnership with Oregon Humanities Conversation Project whose goal is to connect people to ideas and to each other, not to push an agenda or arrive at consensus. Conversation is a powerful medium to invite our community’s diverse perspectives and explore challengingquestions. Hope you can join in!!

1: THE SPACE BETWEEN US / Immigrants, Refugees and Oregonians

Global displacement is on the rise, thanks to intractable conflicts, economics, and climate change. Oregonians have and will continue to see the results of international migration in our neighborhoods. In this conversation, Manuel Padilla, who has worked with refugees in Haiti, Chad, and Washington, DC, asks participants to consider questions of uprootedness, hospitality, identity, perception, and integration and how we might build more informed, responsive, resilient, and vibrant communities.

Manuel Padilla is the executive director of Portland Meet Portland and is a teacher and consultant in the areas of dialogue, conflict transformation, social change, and international aid and development.

Rockford Grange doors open and soup's on at 6 pm. Conversation begins at 6:30 pm.

$5.00 suggested donation for conversation; no one turned away for lack of funds

Check oregonhumanities.org for more information about the Conversation Project and www.rockfordgrange.net to learn more about the other Conversations featured in the series Conversations at the Grange.

For more information about this community discussion, please contact info@rockfordgrange.net

This program is made possible by the generous support of Oregon Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Oregon Cultural Trust.