Community Conversations (Bend, or area)
COMMUNITY QUESTIONS at the Deschutes Public Library (Downtown)
Community Questions explores questions through thought provoking prompts, quotes, and images. You will connect with others through writing, listening, and sharing. The space created will allow for everyone's diverse perspectives to be heard with hospitality and equity. Stoke Your Woke will be hosting this event through June 2019.
Schedule: First Monday of each month: 6-7:30pm
Community Conversations believe conversations matter. When we talk we feel more invested. When we feel more invested we’re more likely to get involved. Dinner is included.
Schedule: Quarterly events
COMING TO THE TABLE (BEND)
Coming to the Table provides a supportive environment for all who wish to acknowledge and heal wounds from racism that are rooted in the United States' history of slavery.
Schedule: 2nd and 4th Monday of each month, 7–9 pm
COMING TO THE TABLE (SISTERS)
Coming to the Table also has a group that meets in Sisters.
CITY CLUB OF CENTRAL OREGON
City Club champions “passionately non-partisan” discussion between diverse perspectives.
Schedule: Once a month, usually on the 3rd or 4th Thursday.
Cost per event: $25 for members; $40 for non-members
A short book list to wake up to.
Nature and the Human Soul Bill Plotkin
We Should All Be Feminists Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Active Hope Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone
Braiding Sweetgrass Robin Wall Kimmerer
Upstream Mary Oliver
Winners Take All Anand Giridharadas
Creating A World That Works For All Sharriff Abdullah
Between The World And Me Ta-Nehisi Coates
Anam Cara John O’Donohue
Healing The Heart of Democracy Parker Palmer
I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World of Whiteness Austin Channing Brown
White Fragility Robin DeAngelo