Series of Lunch Time Conversations at the Library

Visit the Hood River County Library on Thursdays at 1 p.m. starting the second week in January for a series of conversations about race, gender identity, immigration and the American dream. Lunch will be provided. See details below.

Thursday, January 9 at 1 p.m.

Lunch and Learn: White Allyship in Close-knit Communities

What does it mean to be a white ally, especially in close-knit communities? And what does it mean to have the support of white allies? What is needed from white people in our communities to move the conversation about racism—both statewide and nationally—forward in a productive and respectful way? In this conversation led by facilitator Alexis James, participants will have the chance to explore their identities, learn how to acknowledge different lived experiences without alienating friends and neighbors, and move toward action in their own communities. This conversation will set the table for bringing discussions about racism, white culture, and identity to your dining room, living room, and backyard BBQs. This conversation is open to and welcomes people of all racial backgrounds and identities and co-hosted by the Oregon Humanities Project.

Thursday, January 23 at 1 p.m.

Lunch and Learn: Cruzando la frontera / dejando a los que amas; Crossing the border/Leaving the ones you love

Ven a aprender por lo que pasan las personas para encontrar un lugar seguro para llamar hogar. Las luchas y los peligros enfrentados a lo largo de su viaje. Junto con quiénes tuvieron que dejar atrás.

Come learn what people go through in order to find a safe place to call home. The struggles and dangers faced throughout their journey. Along with who they had to leave behind.

Thursday, January 30 at 1 p.m.

Lunch and Learn: Mi sueño americano/My American Dream

Ven a aprender de qué se trata el sueño americano; Es diferente para todos, pero todos tienen algo similar al final. Una discusión sobre lo que se necesitó hacer y qué habrían hecho ustedes para alcanzar su sueño.

Come learn what the American Dream is all about; it’s different for all but they all have something similar in the end. A discussion on what it took and what would you have done to reach your dream.

Thursday, Feb. 6 at 1 p.m. RESCHEDULED

Lunch and Learn: Gender Identity

Learn more about what Gender Identity means in this discussion facilitated by the Columbia Gorge Pride Alliance.

 These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Hood River County Library District at 541-386-2535,, or visit their website at


  • Occurred Thursday, January 16th, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
  • Occurred Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
  • Occurred Thursday, January 30th, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
  • Occurred Thursday, January 9th, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
  • Occurred Thursday, February 6th, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

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