A program entitled “Beyond Invitation: How Do We Create Inclusive Communities,” a free conversation with Rachel Bernstein, Oregon Humanities partnership and training managers, is coming to Marys River Grange Hall at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
The discussion will focus on what it means as more organizations and communities work toward being “inclusive” through policies, environment and culture and how those efforts succeed or fail. A question to be explored is how can an entity know if a space is inclusive and accessible to all, including communities of color, queer people, women and others.
The program is sponsored by Oregon Humanities and part of that organization’s statewide Conservation Project, an effort designed to engage community members in “thoughtful, challenging conversations about ideas critical to our daily lives and our state’s future.”
For the past decade as a political and nonprofit professional, Bernstein’s work has focused on building the civic capacity and engagement of coalitions, organizations, groups and individuals. As a Conversation Project leader, she “appreciates discovering what Oregonians are already doing to create inclusive communities and what questions they are still struggling with,” according to a release.
Marys River Grange Hall is located at 24707 Grange Hall Road.
For more information about the free community discussion, contact Jay Sexton at 541-829-2907 or firstname.lastname@example.org.