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Sherwood Rotary sponsors diversity workshop as part of peace initiative
The Sherwood Rotary Club will host a peace program on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at the Sherwood Senior Center, 21907 Sherwood Blvd., from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Titled "Power, Privilege and Racial Diversity," the program is part of the Oregon Humanities Conversation Project. The session is free and open to the public.
Led by Willamette University professor Emily Drew, the conversation will focus on why different populations remain isolated from one another, even though many people recognize the value of diversity and how it can add dimension and depth to our lives.
While Oregon is becoming more racially diverse, it remains highly segregated, making it very challenging for residents to develop appreciation for the diversity that enriches our great state.
The session will also explore the root causes of racism, the biases we all hold and experience, and ways to promote equality and racial justice for everyone in our larger community.