Showing Up: What Does it Mean to be Part of a Community?

May 10, 2019, 10:33 AM by CCC Staff

OREGON CITY - Being part of a community is an essential need for everyone. It is a place to find others who share common ground and where values and identities are reflected. Community is also a place where people are supported and thrive. But what does it mean to be part of a community? What does it look like when community shows up for someone and vice versa? To what extent are shared values and identities in a community enough or not enough to help us thrive?

Clackamas Community College will explore the concept of community during an Oregon Humanities' Conversation Project on May 16, 3-4:40 p.m. in Harmony West, Room 170/172. "Showing up: What does it mean to belong to a community?" is a conversation with Chi Mei Tam, hosted by the college's library department and sponsored by Oregon Humanities.

Tam is an intersex, genderqueer, Chinese American immigrant who grew up in a working-class immigrant family in Oakland, Calif. They are passionate about the intersection between queerness, race and class. Tam's life's journey has led them to both the for-profit and nonprofit worlds, and they have both business enterprise and progressive activism experience.

Through the Conversation Project, Oregon Humanities offers free programs that engage community members in thoughtful, challenging conversations about ideas critical to daily lives and the state's future. This program is open to the community.

The Harmony Community Campus is located at 7738 S.E. Harmony Road, Milwaukie. For more information about this free discussion, contact Jane Littlefield at 503-594-3474 or Funding for this project was made available by the Clackamas Community College Foundation.

For more information, contact Jane Littlefield at or 503-594-3474.

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