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Being Good Neighbors: Principles of Community Care | a Kaleidoscope Conversation

Being Good Neighbors: Principles of Community Care | a Kaleidoscope Conversation

Thursday, April 30, 2020
3-4:30pm CDT

with Madison Cario (Portland, OR), Matt Manalo (Houston, TX), c3:initiative (Portland, OR)

Holding public space in a downtown urban environment presents challenges. Questions arise around being compassionate and creating safe boundaries within a community experiencing the effects of housing, opioid, mental health and climate change crises. How do organizations embody and model healthy behaviors within their neighborhoods? When is it appropriate to create boundaries for staff, creatives, audiences, etc so that they feel safe? Is it harmful to engage in social work type activities when staff are not trained in social work? This session will begin with an introduction by the presenters, and then moves into group conversation. The kaleidoscope conversation format is inherently participatory. It dissolves the “expert” versus “audience” boundary that often exists in traditional panels and empowers attendees to be actively engaged through collective questioning and sharing. The conversation will conclude with a reflection period in which everyone is invited to voice their responses to the session.


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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

Archival Video (Vimeo)

Open Resources Document (Google Docs)

Session Presentation (PDF)