The Garaventa Center will host several speakers and a reception to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the first L’Arche community by Jean Vanier (pictured) in 1964. The presentation, which includes interactive discussions with the audience, is titled “Becoming Human, Embracing the Tension Between Professionalism & Vulnerability.” It takes place on Wednesday, October 29, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., in the Bauccio Commons Board Room. The event is free and open to the public, and all attendees are asked to RSVP by Friday, October 24 by contacting Jamie Powell, Garaventa Center, at 7702 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community members are welcome to join in discussion about vulnerability, to explore the concept of “Becoming Human,” as introduced by Vanier, and the challenges and opportunities it presents people in their personal and professional lives. L’Arche is an international federation dedicated to the creation and growth of homes, programs, and support networks with people who have intellectual disabilities. The Portland L’Arch community was founded in 1987.
For more information contact the Garaventa Center at 7702 or email@example.com.