Conversation Project: The Space Between Us: Immigrants, Refugees, and Oregon
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.
The Conversation Project brings Oregonians together to talk—across differences, beliefs, and backgrounds—about important issues and ideas. A series of Conversation Project events will be hosted by the City of Springfield's Committee for Diversity and Inclusion and Springfield Library the third Wednesday of the month January through April 2017.
Library Meeting Room.