2nd Sunday Potluck: Racial Ecology

  • Friends Meeting House 4312 Southeast Stark Street Portland, OR, 97215 United States

Join us for a veg/vegan 2nd Sunday Potluck. The food is great, folks are friendly, conversations are thoughtful and lively, and it's a great chance to connect. Bring a dish or beverage to share and join us.

Link to the New York Times article, "What Biracial People Know."

Link to the New York Times article, "What Biracial People Know."

On March 12 we will focus on Racial Ecology, and on creativity, curiosity, and “don’t know mind” as tools for understanding our internal biases and the biases in our community, so we can begin to weed them out.   

Everywhere in nature, the ecology of a forest or marine zone or any ecosystem is defined by its multitude of components. The health of that ecosystem depends on the cooperative interactions and relationships among all its elements, with each other and with place. 

For humans, much of our attention and interaction focuses on other humans. When all segments and subgroups within a society are doing well and interacting well, the society thrives. The article linked on the image above, “What Biracial People Know,” considers not only societal diversity, but the diversity we all embody, whether in monoracial, biracial, or multiracial identities, as well as the layers created by the multiple roles we all play.

Come join the conversation – think, listen, reflect and cross-fertilize the ideas being shared.  

Second Sunday Potlucks offer opportunities to share delicious food and thoughtful conversations that both challenge us and buoy our hearts with fresh perspectives and a renewed sense of belonging. Honestly considering the beauty, the possibility, and the crises facing the world, we'll find our humanity deepens as we become more able to hold the presence of contradictions, confusion, commonalities, and compassion.

What to bring:

  • A veg/vegan dish to share

  • Friends,neighbors, relatives

  • A grateful belly, a warm spirit, and a friendly heart!

Donations at the door help pay the rent, but all are welcome!

Second Sundays feature great food, great folks, and great conversations. After supper, we shift to our scheduled topic for larger discussions. We look at the challenges facing our world through different lenses, consider different aspects of what is wonderful as well as what isn't. And we discuss practices, actions, and opportunities to encourage beauty, vitality, and compassion, and to create conditions that allow justice, generosity, and beloved community to grow.