The mission of the Lower Columbia Diversity Project (LCDP) is to engage pro-actively with diversity issues in the region, educate the community on the benefits of diversity, tolerance, and inclusion, and provide a forum through which individuals, groups, and organizations may address concerns relating to diversity in the community.
Upcoming events are listed below and in the right column. We will post details as they are firmed up, mark your calendars.
- Sunday, Sept. 21th – Join Cara Shufelt from the Rural Organizing Project for a conversation following the extremely successful small town tour “Why Are There So Few Black People in Oregon? A Hidden History”, 4 pm, Boyington Building, 857 Commercial Street, Astoria
- Sunday, Sept. 28th – Joint presentation by Clatsop Animal Assistance and the Seaside Spay and Neuter Thrift Store, 2 – 4 pm, Boyington Building, 857 Commercial Street, Astoria
- Sunday, Oct. 5th – “Homophobia and Its Roots in Misogyny” with Dr. Margaret Frimoth, PhD. and Astoria City Councilor Drew Herzig, 2 – 4 pm, Boyington Building, 857 Commercial Street, Astoria
- Friday, Oct. 10th – Oregon Humanities Conversation Project – “Grave Matters” – jointly with the Astoria Public Library, 6 – 8 pm, Astoria Library, 450 10th Street, Astoria
- Sunday, Oct. 19th – “Caring for the Transgender Patient: Why, How, and Larger Implications” with Dr. Leigh Dolin, Past President Oregon Medical Association, 2-4 pm, Boyington Building, 857 Commercial Street, Astoria
- Sunday, Nov. 16th – Oregon Humanities Conversation Project – “Understanding Disability”, with Jill Crawford Hurt; 2 – 4 pm, Boyington Building, 857 Commercial Street, Astoria
- Saturday, Sept. 13th – Hispanic Heritage Festival to kick off National Hispanic Heritage month, hosted by the Lower Columbia Hispanic Council, 1 – 4 pm, Bob Chisolm Community Center, 1225 Avenue A, Seaside
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.