Wednesday, 29. May 2019, Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare: Garlington Education Room, Conversation Project: The Hate We Live

from 29. May 2019 - 15:30 till 17:00

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare: Garlington Education Room

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Conversation Project: The Hate We Live 
We live and work among systems that were built on racism. Even people who believe in and work for racial equity are immersed in a culture that silently supports structural oppression, especially anti-Black racism. What does it mean for us as individuals to live and breathe these values from the time we are born? How do we start to see and address our own personal biases? Join facilitator Tyler White for a conversation that will help participants recognize oppression of all kinds and provide tools to combat hate by calling out the injustices present in everyday life.

About the conversation leader: Tyler White
Tyler White aims to combat systems of oppression through visual projects, civic engagement, and community organizing. Tyler was born and raised in North and Northeast Portland, and recently graduated from De La Salle North Catholic High School. During his time there, White became the first youth outreach coordinator of the CENTER and worked on the I Love This Place PDX blog. Tyler has facilitated conversations with US State Department student delegates and through the In Dialogue series at the Portland Art Museum. He has also co-produced shows with organizations that include Oregon Public Broadcasting and the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art. Tyler attends Swarthmore College, where he seeks to use his work in Portland as a base for greater initiatives to bring people together.

The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Department in partnership with Oregon Humanities presents: 2019 Conversation Projects
The Conversation Project brings Oregonians together to talk—across differences, beliefs, and backgrounds—about important issues and ideas. It works like this: a local nonprofit, community group, or business applies to host a Conversation Project program on a topic relevant to their community. An Oregon Humanities facilitator comes to that community to lead the conversation, which typically lasts an hour and a half.
The Conversation Project has almost sixty topics to choose from, including race, place, freedom, sports, climate change, and many others. Our facilitators are trained to connect their topic to the local community and to challenge participants to think in new ways. Our goal is to connect people to ideas and to each other, not to push an agenda or arrive at consensus. We believe that conversation is a powerful medium to invite diverse perspectives, explore challenging questions, and strive for just communities.

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