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Culture and Conversation Series - Facilitated conversations with diverse communities
Culture and Conversation Series - Facilitated conversations with diverse communities


The Portland State University School of Social Work is pleased to present a series of events centered around culture and conversations. Please join us for three weeks in February and one week in March as we invite community leaders to facilitate conversations around celebrating strengths and understanding disparities in Oregon Communities. All events are free to the community. CEU-qualifying education credit will be available. For more information, please contact Cimone Schwoeffermann at

Registration opens Tuesday, January 29 and complete details will be available at

Military Culture: From Combat to Coming Home, a Social Worker's Primer
February 13, 2013
4-5:30 PM., Location: ASRC 620
Focusing on the military experience for both men and women, this discussion will explore tools needed to assist those warriors going through transitions within their communities.  Listen to audio here:  MilitaryPt1, MilitaryPt2.

Social Justice Theatre: Intro to Theatre of the Oppressed
February 22, 2013
10:45 AM-12:45 PM., Location: ASRC 620
Using interactive theatre as a starting place for dialogue, Tamara Lynne, with your help, will explore personal and political social justice issues. No theatre experience necessary!

In No Uncertain Terms: Advocating for Trans*Youth in the Face of Ciscentric Oppression and Adultism
February 27, 2013
4-5:30 PM. Location ASRC 620
Join TransActive Education and Advocacy, a recognized leader in Trans* Youth Services, for an interactive skill-building workshop. Use supportive language and TransActive’s best practices for advocacy to subvert power dynamics of age and gender, affirming the identities and agency of trans* youth. Listen to audio here: AdvocacyTransPt1, AdvocayTransPt2

Disability and Oppression: Understanding the Historical and Social Stigmas of People with
March 6, 2013
4-5:30 PM., Location ASRC 620
This workshop will look at the shifting stigmas and oppression experienced by people with physical disabilities through the last 50 years.  It will explore the use of language and etiquette to better work with and for people with disabilities.