What We Risk: Creativity, Vulnerability, and Art

Public invited to Oregon Humanities Conversation Project at the library

Oregon-based artist, educator, and slam poetry champion Jason Graham

Community members ages 18 and older are invited to join Oregon-based artist, educator, and slam poetry champion Jason Graham from 4:30–6 p.m. on Friday, July 7 at the Grants Pass branch of Josephine Community Libraries located at 200 NW C Street for a free Oregon Humanities Conversation Project. Graham will lead participants through a discussion exploring the relationship between self-expression and vulnerability during the first half of the program and an open mic session during the second half.

Graham is currently an art ambassador for Rise Up International in association with the US Department of State. He has been featured multiple times as a TEDx speaker and performer. His experience includes Sundance Film Festival, Fiji International Jazz & Blues Festival, Women’s Muse Conference, MAGIC trade show Las Vegas, Street Con Dubai, Valley Fiesta Australia, and Oregon Art Beat, and he has shared stages with the likes of Ice Cube, Ghostface Killah, Saul Williams, and Talib Kweli, among many others. Most recently he worked as a journalist in Nauru for Vice magazine.

Through the Conversation Project, Oregon Humanities offers free programs that engage community members in thoughtful, challenging conversations about ideas critical to our daily lives and our state’s future.

This program is free to all participants and registration is not required. For more information, email info@josephinelibrary.org, or call 541-476-0571.