Talking About Race

IF YOU’RE READING THIS, CHANCES ARE THAT YOU’RE INTERESTED IN TALKING ABOUT RACE Article by M.F. Something happened in 2020 or 2021 that got your attention, and got you to our website. It could have been what caught my attention: the killing of Black persons by police in incidents that could have gone differently, could have gone better, without the…

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Upcoming Regular Programs and Events

Upcoming Regular Programs and Events BIG is now on FACEBOOKBIG has launched a Facebook page to keep you informed of upcoming events and programs. Check it out: BIG Book Club Thursday February 15 from 3:30 to 5pmSt John Episcopal ChurchEmail BIG for details of current reading Peace Circles Meditation. Every Tuesday 3:30 to 4:30Bandon Library Logan RoomEmail BIG for…

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Full House Energizes Protecting Democracy Workshop

Full House Energizes Protecting Democracy Workshop By KT and NL BIG had no idea just how many people might attend the Protecting Democracy:  A Civics Workshop, Sunday, January 21.  One member said “…there might be 6 or 60”.  In fact, we were all overjoyed (and a bit overwhelmed) when there were actually about 80 enthusiastic participants, not including presenters!  …

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events BIG Membership Meeting Sunday, January 14, 2pm to 4pm. Interested in joining BIG to promote equity, inclusivity, and human dignity? Did you recently join BIG? We offer you the chance to get to know one another better and learn how to participate in our projects. Currently we need members to assist with our various publications and to assist…

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Protecting Democracy: A Civics Workshop

Protecting Democracy: A Civics Workshop Protecting Democracy: A Civics Workshop  Sunday, January 21, 2024, 2pm The Barn / Community Center, Bandon.  You won’t want to miss this educational event designed for everyone who plans to vote in 2024. Interact with local election leaders, non-partisan civic groups, elected officials and concerned citizens.  Become informed about your local government including how to…

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Learn to Diffuse and De-Escalate Tensions Before Things Blow Up

Learn to Diffuse and De-Escalate Tensions Before Things Blow Up The Bandon Inclusivity Group is offering a de-escalation class on Saturday, January 6.  Do you wish to increase your skill in de-escalation? Have you experienced increased conflict? Are you planning to participate in street demonstrations or marches in 2024?  This class will teach you to maintain self-control and clear thinking, to recognize…

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Events and Announcements

Events and Announcements December 10 Sunday join in a Community Networking Event at the Warehouse Coffee Café in Bandon. This free event is open to the public, and provides opportunities to learn about activities and groups in Bandon that you may wish to participate with. BIG is on FACEBOOK!BIG has launched a Facebook page. Now we can post events and…

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BIG’s First Membership Meeting

BIG’s First Membership Meeting by KT Twenty-five people, enthusiastic and determined about the mission of the Bandon Inclusivity Group, gathered November 2 for the organization’s first membership meeting.  Those present included not only current and prospective BIG members, but others representing Bandon Good Troublemakers and Indivisible of North Curry County. It was decided that a modest membership fee will be…

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Children’s Books Donated to South Coast Head Start Program

Children’s Books Donated to South Coast Head Start Program The South Coast Head Start program provides early childhood education and support in Coos and Curry county communities. There’s 13 sites, with 16 classrooms. To read more about this valuable program, check out their website:   BIG was able to provide sets of 4 books from our 2023 Children’s Cultural Books Program…

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