We Can Listen / The Power Of Being Heard

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“We Can Listen” ::: The Power of Being Heard

Coming to the sanctuary of our stage is the new series, We Can Listen, a cultural intersection of storytelling, documentary, music, and personal expression where all voices have the right to be heard.

On April 11, Grammy-nominated local recording artist and theatrical performer Julianne Johnson will moderate our kickoff event “We Can Listen: The Power of Being Heard.” Joining her in conversation will be Portland-based activist, writer, photographer, and the organizer of the Portland Women's March, Margaret Jacobsen; Chicago-born, recent Portland transplant, musician and millennial, Moe Lincoln; and Rwandan facilitator of storytelling as an agent for change, Solange Ipanoyimana. All three will offer narratives drawn from their own lives, and engage in a discussion around the power of being heard and the importance of listening.

The intention and heart of the "We Can Listen” series is to give Portlanders young and old multiple opportunities to hear a variety of speakers share their perspectives on today’s most important social justice topics in a moderator-led conversational setting. The goals are to build community, educate, and share the positive impact that truly listening to diverse voices can have on us all.

The “We Can Listen” series will present speakers both well-regarded and new to public discourse on topics Portlanders have demonstrated are important to them: the homelessness crisis, the environment and clean water, immigration and refugee issues, gender equality, disability and health care, hunger and food security, civic engagement strategies for adults and youth, and other compelling social justice issues.

With “We Can Listen,” The Old Church wants to give those speakers and listeners a trusted, respectful and inspirational gathering space, which we believe will result in important civil discourse and self-directed, self-sufficient modes of action.

Doors 6:30pm - All Ages - Bar with ID -Free
RSVP through Brown Paper Tickets.
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