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Kam Wah Chung State Heritage Site
Michaela Coleman

Presentation by Michaela Coleman who shares a virtual tour of the Kam Wah Chung & Co. Museum. This is a state park and National Historic Landmark that preserves early Chinese culture in John Day. Michaela Coleman is a Seasonal Park Ranger at the Kam Wah Chung State Heritage site. A long time Eastern Oregon resident, she is passionate about the history of Grant County and actively works to have the history of all accurately presented.

What's New in the Counter Cult Community
Lisa Kendall

Presentation at Friendly House by Lisa Kendall about the work of the Counter Cult Coalition  Her presentation will highlight current projects by former cult members including Misty Griffin's petition and press conferences demanding child rights for children in extreme religions. In addition, she will explain a project to get a bill through the Oregon House to fund care for young people from cults. Lisa Kendall is the founder and director of Counter Cult Coalition, an Oregon-based nonprofit working to protect and provide for people who have grown up in cults. Lisa has a Masters in Public Administration.

Final Exit Network
Tiffany Gates

Presentation at Friendly House by Tiffany Gates. We all hope for a good, peaceful death. However, few people get that option. Final Exit Network is a non-profit with the goal of teaching end-of-life options. Ms. Gates’s interest in Final Exit began when her grandmother had intended to take her life “when the time was right” but dementia and cancer set in. This was followed by deaths of other family and friends with limited options. Ms. Gates now spends her time helping people learn that a good death is available, if they want it.

Increasing Your Futures Literacy
Annette Gardner

Presentation by Annette L Gardner. The pandemic was a wake-up call to develop new ways of thinking addressing challenges that will emerge in the future. Many of us wrestle with uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity in our lives. Foresight or working with the future is a way of thinking about alternative future scenarios. This talk presents foresight concepts and tools. Annette L Gardner is a political scientist with training in futures studies from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She conducts workshops at professional conferences and works with organizations to evaluate their foresight initiatives.