RESCHEDULED TO SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2024: Due to the winter storm, this event (originally scheduled for January 18) has been rescheduled to Saturday, February 10 from 10am-12pm.
Join us at Oxbow Regional Park for a morning of storytelling. Participants will hear about the history of Oxbow Regional Park, followed by a panel of storytellers who will speak to the tradition of storytelling. The gathering will be followed by an opportunity to ask questions and a short walk to the river.
This gathering is made available to the public as part of the East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District (EMSWCD) and Metro. It is for attendees who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.
This workshop will be held outdoors and will include walking a fair distance on uneven ground. Please come prepared with appropriate sun protection, and comfortable walking shoes.
Tea and light bites will be provided, first come first served. We will also have heaters to keep warm. We encourage you to dress for the rain and bring anything that will make you more comfortable to be outside. The picnic site we will be gathering does not have electricity. There is an ADA-accessible bathroom next to the covered area.
If you have any of the following items, please bring them to the event:
Reusable container for drinking water
Warm layers or blanket
Face mask (due to COVID-19) – optional, highly encouraged
Brief schedule of events:
10 – 10:30 AM Arrival / Light Bites
10:30 – 11:30 AM Storytelling Panel / Q&A
11:30- 12PM Closing out
Location: Oxbow Regional Park is located at 3010 SE Oxbow Pkwy, Gresham, OR 97080. We will be meeting at Dragonfly group picnic area (D). Parking will be waived for this event, please share you are attending the storytelling gathering to the park ranger in the welcome booth.
BY BIKE – If you’re biking, travel east on bike lanes on Stark or Division streets or Powell Boulevard. Continue east on Division and follow signs to the park. Or ride the Springwater Corridor Trail and then head north on the Hogan Road bike lane to Division. Bikes are welcome inside the park on paved roads and some marked trails.