Recognizing the Diversity Among Us
October 24 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm$5.00 – $15.00
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center presents “Recognizing the Diversity Among Us” with Miguel Angel Herrada, Thursday, October 24, 2019. The program will be offered in Spanish at 5:00 p.m. Dinner begins at 6:00 p.m. and the program in English starts at 7:00 p.m. at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, in The Dalles.
The dinner menu is pork tacos with mango salsa, coleslaw, black bean and rice pilaf.
Regardless of who we are or where we live, each of us lives among a diverse and vibrant collection of people and cultures. Reflecting on our differences can help us to see ourselves and “others” as part of our whole ecosystem. Awareness and appreciation of the ways that we are different from each other has all kinds of positive impact in our lives, creating in us a feeling of community and inspiring respect, empathy, and solidarity. Join facilitator Miguel Angel Herrada for a conversation that takes a new look at this idea and explores how a deep understanding of diversity can be an indispensable tool for making better choices about the world we share.
Miguel Angel Herrada is an ethnomusicologist passionate about social structures and its representations in art, music, religions, and cultures. He serves as the health equity and diversity strategist for Pacificsource and is also a multi-instrumentalist who specializes in flamenco and Middle Eastern music. His professional interests are to help underrepresented and underserved populations get access to health services in a more appropriate and cultural way, and to build capacity and elevate interest in topics related to equity and social determinants of health. He serves on different advisory committees and recently received an award granted by the Oregon Primary Care Association for supporting health equity causes in Central Oregon. He looks forward to connecting with other Oregonians to explore together the many facets of diversity and how to use it to create more inclusive communities.
Ticket prices for the dinner and presentation are $15. This Oregon Humanities Conversation Project program is open to everyone. A donation of $5 is suggested, but no one will be turned away from the event due to lack of funds. For more information, phone (541) 296-8600 x 201, or visit www.gorgediscovery.org.