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Raising Antiracist Kids: Ibram X. Kendi with Derecka Purnell

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Join us for a discussion about raising antiracist kids with author of the new book, AntiRacist Baby, Ibram X.Kendi in conversation with Derecka Purnell. A new uprising across the country demanding racial justice is a powerful reminder that families of all backgrounds need to be pro-active in raising children to understand racism and discrimination, and...

Free – $25

How to be an Ally?

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This one-hour workshop will provide you strategies on how to become an ally during these crucial times.

Conspiracy Theories: Truth, Facts, and Tin Foil Hats

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The Flat Earth Society. The Illuminati. Pizzagate. Sometimes it seems like conspiracy theories have been multiplying exponentially, especially in this time of global pandemic. Why do we gravitate toward conspiracy theories to make sense of the world? What human need do these stories fill? In this program, we’ll explore some conspiracy theories old and new,...

Housing and Belonging with Paul Susi

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Housing and homelessness is a visible and divisive issue in local media, in politics, and across the different communities within our state. Many of us were experiencing housing instability and economic uncertainty even during the “boom” times before the current crisis. This Connect in Place conversation will explore common assumptions and perspectives about the experience...

The Life of George Wright: Rancher, Philosopher, Friend

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Pat Harper, former Southern Oregon Historical Society (SOHS) Archivist and current SOHS webmaster, will present the Windows in Time local history lecture "The Life of George Wright: Rancher, Philosopher, Friend" online on Wednesday, June 10 from 12-1 pm via the Zoom video conferencing app. All are welcome to attend this free lecture. George Wright, who...

Racism and Inequality in the Face of COVID-19

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The COVID-19 global pandemic has wreaked havoc on the lives of millions of people. While no one is immune to this pandemic, communities of color have been hit hardest due to long-standing racial inequality in the United States. COVID-19 is not only highlighting inequality in America, it is exacerbating entrenched racial and ethnic disparities that...

This Place Now: Southern Oregon

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These are uncertain and undetermined times which call for, as Rebecca Solnit has written, “an imagination adequate to the possibilities and the strangeness and dangers on this earth in this moment.” How has where you are affected your experience of the pandemic? How have you seen yourself and your community adapt? What can you imagine...

Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism

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As anger and heartbreak have swept across America over the killing of yet another black man at the hands of police, CNN and "Sesame Street" are refocusing their second town hall to address racism. The 60-minute special "Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism. A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids and Families" will air on...

Kidlit Rally for Black Lives

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Award-winning authors Kwame Alexander, Jacqueline Woodson and Jason Reynolds have organized a Kidlit Community Rally for Black Lives. Hosted on The Brown Bookshelf's Facebook Live. We invite you to join us at 4-4:45 pm (for K-12 Students) and 4:45-5:30 pm (for Parents, Teachers, and Educators) on Thursday, June 4. This is a time to come...

OMSI–Election 2020: Ready or Not, Here It Comes

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Oregon Museum of Industry and Science (OMSI) hosts Stephanie Singer (Hatfield School of Government, Portland State University), who has assembled, analyzed, and explained data for private business, public agencies, campaigns, and election oversight. Will the losers believe the results of the 2020 election? Mathematician Singer will discuss the credibility of American elections, special challenges in...