Monday, April 22nd, 2019 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
At the Broadway Rose Theatre: 12850 SW Grant Avenue Tigard, OR 97223
The Washington County Museum presents a panel discussion with local experts who will help explore the complex topic of growth. Part of a discussion series held at locations around the county, the theme was chosen because it reaches into the lives of everyone in the area. This event will look at the aspects of growth that are most relevant to the South-West Corridor such as the MAX line expansion, housing and houselessness, access to nature and transportation.
Area historian Ken Bilderback will guide the conversation with panel members:
Cristina Palacios: Statewide Housing Director, Unite Oregon
Lauren Scott: Community Engagement Coordinator, City of Tigard
Wil Warren: Executive Director, I’m Hooked
As stewards of Washington County legacy and culture, the Washington County Museum convenes this discussion so regular folks can listen to and join community conversations in an environment that invites participation and interdisciplinary thought, as well as learn historical contexts for present issues. Many community talks are organized and staffed by political entities – and those are an essential part of civic engagement – but with an historian in the role of mediator and voices in the panel bringing diverse professional and personal backgrounds this conversation can be an open and nuanced exploration.
Director of Education for the Washington County Museum, Nathanael Andreini explains: “Solving societal problems is not necessarily the goal; it’s more about connecting to each other and learning empathy for different perspectives, thoughts, values and beliefs across the table and in the room. Having an historian to help guide the conversation can provide some context which broadens perspectives and encourages compassion for how we got here and what role we all play as community members.”
Washington County Museum hopes this event can help the community make sense of some of the historic changes playing out over the recent past, present and near future. Join them for this important community conversation!
There is no admission charge for this event and parking is free. Please see https://www.broadwayrose.org for accessibility and other venue details.
About the Washington County Museum
For more than 50 years, the Washington County Museum, a private nonprofit organization, has provided community members and visitors an opportunity to experience and understand the richness of local history, heritage and culture.
The Washington County Museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10am to 3pm and is located on the Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus, 17677 NW Springville Rd, Portland, Oregon.
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