Sunday March 30 we are hosting a special speaker with the Ross Ragland. This event will replace our regular service that Sunday. Look forward to seeing all of you there!
The Ross Ragland and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Klamath Falls are pleased to sponsor a unique educational opportunity provided through the Oregon Humanities Conversation Project . Tim DuRoche, director of programs for the World Affairs Council of Oregon will be discussing “The Art of the Possible: Jazz and Community Building”. His presentation will focus on how we come together to collectively imagine our future. Successful community building requires participation, risk, collaboration, and individual voice. Independent scholar and professional jazz musician Tim DuRoche will explore one model of community building by looking at the history and culture of jazz music. This highly democratic art form is deeply concerned with many of the same social values as efforts to strengthen communities, including unity, equality, improvisation, and freedom. DuRoche will lead participants in a conversation that inspires us to embrace participation and collaboration as important cornerstones of our culture.
DuRoche’s writings about visual culture, jazz and performance, planning, urban history, and cultural policy have appeared in a number of print and online publications, including IDEA magazine, Oregon Humanities, Willamette Week, the Oregonian, and Metroscape. DuRoche is a frequent public speaker, interviewer, and moderator for cultural organizations.
DuRoche will present his talk at 2pm on Sunday, March 30 at the Ross Ragland Cultural Center, 218 N. 7th Street. Admission is free, and refreshments will be provided by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. For more information, go to www.rrtheater.org or www.uukfalls.org.