ORA annual gathering set for Saturday
All are invited to Oregon Rural Action's annual gathering Saturday night.
Saturday's event will include information on Oregon Rural Action's successes of the past year, thoughts on how to move forward, a keynote speaker, a dessert auction and sharing locally sourced food. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Speaker Sally Kane is set to begin speaking at 7:30 p.m.
The community is invited to talk about iSeeChange, a crowd source based public media reporting project that harvests stories from rural people about climate change through the lens of seasonal change. Kane, former executive director of KVNF Community Radio, will talk about Localore, a program that seeds innovation and helps transform public media toward a new conversation with the American people. Kane will speak about her stations' experience on the broader national effort Localore encompassed.
Kane led KVNF Community Radio, a nonprofit community radio station, for the past decade and retired this year. During her tenure at the station in Paonia, Colo., she led a capital campaign for a new facility and helped launch a local news department and youth journalism bureau.
The ORA event, which will be held at Eastern Oregon University in Hoke 339, costs $20 to the public for dinner and the speaker. To hear just the speaker (no dinner), the cost is $8. EOU students can hear the speaker for free. Tickets are available at the ORA office and online.