Lecture: The Space Between Us

April 8, 2018 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Oregon Humanities Conversation Project

The Space Between Us: Immigrants, Refugees, and Oregon

Manuel Padilla, Executive Director, Portland Meet Portland

Global displacement is on the rise, thanks to intractable conflicts, economics, and climate change. Residents of the Northwest have seen and will continue to see the results of international migration in our own neighborhoods. In this conversation, Manuel Padilla, who has worked with refugees in Haiti, Chad, and Washington, D.C., 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 is a program of Oregon Humanities that brings people together to talk—across differences, beliefs, and backgrounds—about important issues and ideas.

Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Common Ground: Photographs by Fazal Sheikh, 1989 – 2013.

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The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for the lecture.
Please email access@pam.org 2-3 weeks in advance, or call 503-226-2811.