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Oregon Humanities Conversation Project in Lincoln City

Topic: "What is Cultural Appropriation?" (This is a free event, open to the public.)

When: Sunday June 10, 4pm to 6pm

Where: Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy 101, Lincoln City

The Conversation Project is sponsored by Oregon Humanities with the goal of bringing people together to talk-- across differences, beliefs, and backgrounds-- about important issues and ideas. Sitka is inviting Surabhi Mahajan to lead a conversation on the topic "What is Cultural Appropriation?"  This is not a lecture, it is a facilitated conversation by someone who is passionate about this topic (but not necessarily an expert), come prepared to explore ideas together.

Issues of cultural appropriation and identity are complicated. Facilitator Surabhi Majahan will lead us in a conversation to explore cultural appropriation beyond who's "allowed" to wear certain clothing or cook particular foods. Power dynamics influence who benefits from certain cultural experience, and-given the global nature of our world-parts of our individual and cultural identities are shaped by cultures other than our own. How do we make sense of this and what effect does it have on us as individuals and as Oregonians? Join the conversation!

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