As individuals and groups, we experience different levels of privilege and power. Recognizing our relationship to oppression can bring feelings of guilt, shame, and grief. How can we hold space for these feelings while also creating conditions for new insights to emerge to deepen our understanding of each other and ourselves? Join facilitator Ridhi D’Cruz for a conversation that explores how we face and transform oppression in our everyday lives. This conversation will include some hands-on activities.
About the event:
The Tom McCall Center for Civic Engagement at Pacific University is pleased to announce a new initiative this year to foster civic dialogue on campus and with our surrounding community. We are partnering with the Oregon Humanities to be a host site for the Conversation Project, a program in which a trained volunteer facilitator guides participants through a discussion focused on the goal of connecting people to ideas and to each other, not to push an agenda or arrive at consensus.
Each session is about 90 minutes long, open to students, faculty, staff, and the general public. The March 10th topic is Exploring Power and Privilege with Courage, Creativity & Compassion. The event is free, non-partisan, and no experience is necessary. Just come and talk with your neighbors about issues important to all of us.
Registration is not required to attend but does help us order the right amount of coffee, tea & treats.