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We at the Center for Civic Participation at Portland Community College (CCP@PCC) are continuing our series of conversations dedicated to current topics of concern that affect the college and our local communities.  Our next installment of the "Meaningful Conversations" series will be held on Friday, January 20th from 1pm-3pm at the Sylvania Campus TLC located in the CC Building.  The topic for our January conversation will be "Inclusivity at PCC" where we will collaboratively evaluate the philosophical/practical issues pertaining to this topic.  Some of the questions we will discuss include the following: 


  • Do you feel excluded by "Inclusivity"?  
  • Should PCC include those that want to exclude others?
  • Can PCC create an inclusive community without excluding others?
  • Do educators have to allow all voices in the classroom, even those that are fundamentally exclusionary?


The CCP's "Meaningful Conversations" series has an informal, discussion-based format where we strive to create a place for open and honest dialogues that challenge participants to think about and reflect on difficult topics.  The CCP@PCC is part of a broad movement to create alternatives to polarized, adversarial, and polemical conversations. We NEED all points of view brought to the table, but expressed within a structure that helps people listen and learn across their many differences.  We hope that you will join us for an upcoming conversation and please feel free to contact one of us at the CCP@PCC: Matt Stockton (, John Farnum (, or Neal Naigus (


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