Community Events

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Cascadia is pleased to offer or sponsor these events in our community. Please join us!

If you have any questions in regards to any of Cascadia’s community events please contact:

Cascadia Communications Department: 503-238-0769

Conversation Project: What is Cultural Appropriation?

Friday, November 30, 2018
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Garlington Health Center
Community Room
3036 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Portland, OR 97212

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Issues of cultural appropriation and identity are complicated. Power dynamics influence who benefits from certain cultural experience, and—given the global nature of our world—parts of our individual and cultural identities are shaped by cultures other than our own. How do we make sense of this and what effect does it have on us as individuals and as Oregonians? Facilitator Surabhi Majahan will lead us in a conversation to explore cultural appropriation beyond who’s “allowed” to wear certain clothing or cook particular foods.

About the conversation leader: Surabhi Mahajan | Salem

Surabhi Mahajan is a longtime resident and active community member in Salem, Oregon, who works for food access in her community. Her experience as part of a family of immigrants and a woman of color with a college education has helped her understand how different aspects of her culture have informed her place in the world. She looks forward to talking with fellow Oregonians to discuss how cultural appropriation shapes individuals’ experiences and identities.

The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Department in partnership with Oregon Humanities presents: 2018 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.

Becoming a Compassionate Warrior: Ally Skills for Talking About Race

Becoming a Compassionate Warrior: Ally Skills for Talking About Race from Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare on Vimeo.

Saturday, December 1, 2018
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM PST

St. Andrew Catholic Church
806 NE Alberta Street,
Portland, OR 97211

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Dr. Campt, a nationally recognized black facilitator teaches how to change attitudes, behavior, and group culture with active listening, empathy, and personal storytelling—AND IT’S FUN!

We Know That:
-Racism is real but many people around us don’t.
-Confronting it doesn’t work—ignoring and avoiding it empower it.
-White allies and people committed to social justice can help!

Learn How To:
-Engage in curiosity about what kind of ally you are.
-Learn a method to reflect, ask a follow up question, connect with a story of your own, and expand the relationship to a racism skeptic in your life.
-Develop a plan for how to prioritize your work as a white ally and potentially connect to others in your community through a Praxis Group.

Hosted by:
Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare
St. Andrews Catholic Church
Ally Conversation Toolkit

Super Soup Sunday

Sunday, December 2, 2018
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM PST

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare
Garlington Health Center Community Room
3036 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Portland, OR 97212

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Souper Soup Sunday is a Willamette Week Give!Guide collaboration between Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare and Baby Blues Connection taking place on Sunday, December 2nd from 2-4 p.m. at Cascadia’s Garlington Health Center. This will be a fun event to experience delicious comfort food and connect with community members.

We are still seeking culinary artists! You can sign up until October 26th as an individual or as a team to create large batches of soup to serve 50-60 people (about 1.5 ounces which can be held in an 8 quart crockpot). Interested in participating? Express your interest by filling out this form. There is a $10 entry contribution which doubles as a Give!Guide donation (with requisite Give!Guide perks included).

Conversation Project: Everyone Can Be a Leader: Exploring Nontraditional Community Leadership

Fri, December 14, 2018
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM PST

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare
Board Room
847 NE 19th Avenue
Suite 100
Portland, OR 97232

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Popular understandings of leadership tell us that leaders look a certain way: they are in charge. They possess outward strength. They are extroverted and act pragmatically rather than emotionally. Perhaps most important, leaders are people in positions of authority and power. Join facilitator Pepe Moscoso for a conversation that explores an alternative view of leadership and asks, When are we leaders in our communities? How can our unique senses of self contribute to our roles as leaders? What do we have to offer that is needed? Participants will have the chance to ask these questions of themselves and to explore with their friends and neighbors what makes a great leader in their communities.

About the conversation leader: Pepe Moscoso | Portland

Pepe Moscoso is a Portland-based community arts producer and visual artist. His work explores inclusion, personal narrative, identity, diversity, and storytelling in a variety of forms. His interest in visual art is born of a desire to transmit and show his way of seeing the world. He coordinates Lente Móvil, a multimedia art project that interweaves art and storytelling to examine the importance of cultural identity as it affects personal growth and collective strength for the Latino community in the US.

The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Department in partnership with Oregon Humanities presents: 2018 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.