Community Conversations

 

 

Come together in recognizing and celebrating the diversity that makes our community strong and vital. Upcoming programs offer opportunities for honest conversations about a range of topics that develop and influence our cultural norms, helping participants understand the differences between commonly held perceptions, unspoken norms, and the realities of contemporary experiences.

Indie Lens: Pop-Up

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on PBS's Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders, and organizations together to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics, to family and relationships. Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation.

Indie Lens: The Providers
Tuesday, March 19, 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

The Providers by Laura Green and Anna Moot-Levin

Set against the backdrop of the physician shortage and opioid epidemic in rural America, The Providers follows three healthcare providers in northern New Mexico. Amidst personal struggles that at times reflect those of their patients, the journeys of the providers unfold as they work to reach rural Americans who would otherwise be left out of the healthcare system. With intimate access, the documentary shows the transformative power of providers’ relationships with marginalized patients.

All ages

Free

Indie Lens: Charm City
Tuesday, April 2, 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Charm City  by Marilyn Ness

During three years of unparalleled violence in Baltimore, Charm City delivers an unexpectedly candid, observational portrait of the police, citizens, and government officials left on the frontlines. In these divisive times, Charm City offers humanity as common ground.

All ages

Free

CoRE Conversation Sessions

CoRE Conversations is a series of facilitated community dialogues that began as Conversations on Race and Empowerment (CoRE) during an exhibition series in September of 2017 with Dr. Charles Smith and Heather Hart. This exhibition created a space for honest conversations and it was evident there was more to talk about after the exhibition closed in January of 2018. As new series are added each month, dialogue now encompasses the impact of race, gender, sexuality, and power in our country and community. Reverend Lex Cade-White and Alexandra Nugent, both experienced facilitators, use data-driven resources to engage participants in approachable and inclusive discussions through creative expression and self-reflection. This series equips participants with the vocabulary and knowledge needed to further their understanding of privilege and the historical and current relations among diverse groups. The CoRE Conversations series gives tools to empower participants to go out and make a difference in their communities.

Saturday, February 23, 10:00–11:30 a.m.
Work It

Wages, pay, titles, and safety. What are workplace conditions like for all genders and sexual orientations? Do our personal values influence the bottom line at work, and what are the impacts of inclusivity in business?

Age 18+

FREE

Saturday, March 30, 10:00–11:30 a.m.
Let’s Get Schooled

What are the policies, procedures, and practices that are gendered and how do they impact children and following generations? How are education and sexuality handled in the U.S. in 2019?

Age 18+

FREE

Saturday, April 27, 10:00–11:30 a.m.
Every Body Matters

During this final spring session, we will explore healthcare and gender in the U.S. How do we define, explain, and teach healthy human sexuality for all and to all?

Age 18+

FREE

Saturday, May 4, 10:00–11:30 p.m.
Difference, Diversity, and Divide

In this conversation, we will be strengthening your Inclusiveness Network of Knowledge (INK) by looking at race, gender, and sexuality and how we view these and other identities.

Age 18+

FREE

Saturday, June 1, 10:00–11:30 p.m.
Let Freedom Ring

In this conversation we will be adding to your Inclusiveness Network of Knowledge (INK) by discussing the possibilities of life where all races, genders, sexualities, and other identities are welcomed and accepted.

Age 18+

FREE