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Conversation Project - "Mind the Gaps: How Gender Shapes our Lives"

  • St. Johns Center for Opportunity 8250 North Lombard Street Portland, OR, 97203 United States (map)

From the moment we are born, gender shapes every aspect of our lives: our interests, opportunities, and how we move through the world. In the twenty-first century, disparities among the genders still prevail, especially the intersections of race, class, immigration status, and geography. What can these disparities tell us about society’s values and priorities? How can we better understand the complexities of gender’s effects on our daily lives and identities?

This is the focus of “Mind the Gaps: How Gender Shapes Our Lives,” a free conversation with Jade Aguilar on Tuesday, July 25th at 7 p.m. at St. Johns Center for Opportunity (8250 N Lombard Street). This program is hosted by St. Johns Center for Opportunity and sponsored by Oregon Humanities.

Aguilar is an assistant professor of sociology and women’s and gender studies at Willamette University. Her broad areas of study are gender, sexuality, and family, and her main area of focus is the study of intentional communities.

Through the Conversation Project, Oregon Humanities offers free programs that engage community members in thoughtful, challenging conversations about ideas critical to our daily lives and our state's future. For more information about this free community discussion, please contact Lindsay Jensen at 503-841-5522 or 

Oregon Humanities (921 SW Washington, Suite 150; Portland, OR 97205) connects Oregonians to ideas that change lives and transform communities. More information about Oregon Humanities’ programs and publications, which include the Conversation Project, Think & Drink, Humanity in Perspective, Idea Lab, Public Program Grants, and Oregon Humanities magazine, can be found at Oregon Humanities is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and a partner of the Oregon Cultural Trust.