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Our Global Home: Place-making & Culture Repairing from Portland to Japan

Venue: TABORSPACE 5441 SE Belmont St.

Event by donation at the door. Suggested $5-10. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Light vegetarian fare provided.

This evening takes a global focus on the VBC theme of HOME and welcomes distinguished guests from Portland and Japan to explore what unites us, what excites us, and what we can do to strengthen the global network of placemakers in the effort to repair our urban ecologies and preserve our cultural traditions.

Presenters will include:
Steven Johnson, PhD, Portland State University
Atsuya Yoshida, PhD, Tokushima University, Tokushima, Japan
Kaori Tsuji, co-producer of film, 'The Final Straw", Kobe, Japan
Shintaro Kurama, Shinto Priest, Okayama, Japan
Yumi Sato, community organizer, Tokyo, Japan
Remi Fuji, Tokyo Urban Permaculture, Kamakura, Japan
Yuri Baxter-Neil, Life Sampling, LLC, Portland, OR
Yu Murakami, City Repair Project, Portland, OR
Hosted by Matt Bibeau

Doors at 5:30, speakers and performances 6 - 8:30pm