Engaging Lincoln City Residents: What is this place? Is there a sense of personal belonging to a community?
LINCOLN COUNTY RESIDENTS INVITED TO TALK ABOUT POWER, PLACE, HOME, AND BELONGING
The September 25th event is part of Oregon Humanities’ statewide This Place series of free community conversations about place.
“Place” is a complicated and powerful idea that informs our identities and the way we live our lives, whether we’re talking about the communities we’re a part of, the neighborhoods where we live, or the lands that people before us called “home.”
This Place is a series of ninety-minute community discussions sponsored by Oregon Humanities happening across the state this fall. One of these discussions will be happening in Lincoln City on Sunday, September 25th at 3 PM at Driftwood Public Library, 801 SW Highway 101 on the second floor.
The discussions provide Oregonians with an opportunity to explore their relationship to the places they’ve come from and the places they’re in now; to consider how communities have lost or gained land and power, and how this has affected people within these communities; to consider the history of neighborhoods, communities, and the state, and how those places have changed over time; and to explore options for meaningful engagement with their places and communities going forward.
Participants will come away from this conversation with a strengthened sense of community support and collective engagement around their exploration of place, as well as a resource list and information to help them continue the conversation.
This Place is part of a statewide initiative by Oregon Humanities to bring 25 conversations about place to communities across the state in September and October 2016. The community conversations will culminate in a one-day gathering on October 28, 2016, at the Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg. These conversations will be led by trained facilitators from the fields of tribal resource management, anthropology, conflict resolution, applied theology, natural resource management, ethnic studies, and fisheries science. For more information about this free community discussion, please contact Kirsten Brodbeck-Kenney at 541-996-1251 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about the one-day gathering, visit http://oregonhumanities.org/programs/this-place/.
Oregon Humanities (921 SW Washington, Suite 150; Portland, OR 97205) connects Oregonians to ideas that change lives and transform communities. More information about Oregon Humanities’ programs and publications, which include the Conversation Project, Think & Drink, Humanity in Perspective, Public Program Grants, Responsive Program Grants, and Oregon Humanities magazine, can be found at oregonhumanities.org. Oregon Humanities is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and a partner of the Oregon Cultural Trust.
Driftwood Public Library is located at 801 SW Highway 101 on the second floor of the Lincoln Square building, across the street from Burger King and adjacent to Price n’ Pride grocery store.
For more information: Kirsten Brodbeck-Kenney, Driftwood Public Library, 541-996-1251