Many complex issues divide and connect us as communities — from polarizing local challenges, politics and ethnicity, geography and economics, even our ability as locals to experience a sense of belonging (or not) here in the Gorge. What are the perceived and real differences that divide us in the Gorge? In what ways do we experience connection? 

Please save the dates and join Gorge Owned for Bridging the Gorge, a series of facilitated community conversations exploring these complex local dynamics and ways to connect more deeply with our neighbors across difference and distance. Food is the ultimate convener; Pacific Northwest inspired meals using locally grown food will be served, while we share and listen to diverse perspectives guided by skilled facilitators. Tickets go on sale on July 31 for events in both The Dalles and Bingen: 8/21, 9/11, 10/2, and 10/23.

Bridging the Gorge endeavors to include and engage locals from all walks of life, setting an inclusive table for this series of facilitated community conversations – but we need your help. Gorge Owned is now seeking sponsors, not only to empower our staff and partners to develop and deliver this program, but also allow to us to offer scholarship and sliding scale tickets to include folks who do not traditionally have access to this kind of experience, providing seats at the table for a richer range of experiences. 

Visit this link for complete details on sponsorship levels and benefits. We hope you will consider partnering with Gorge Owned today, and help locals build deeper connections to place and each other.

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