(Bestselling novelist Kim Johnson, a social justice leader and University of Oregon vice provost, will discuss her young adult novel This Is My America in a COCC livestream event on February 21. | Photo courtesy of COCC) In commemoration of Black History Month and its ongoing Season of Nonviolence programming, Central Oregon Community College (COCC)…

(Graphic courtesy of Deschutes Public Library) Seek answers to environmental, legal and human rights questions as we explore facets of justice in February. Hear from the founder of a climate justice collective and stretch your budget with healthy recipe ideas. Learn about the future of water use in Oregon and discover free legal resources available…

(Hunter Nooack) On February 19 at 2pm in the new Sunriver Christian Fellowship (SCF) sanctuary, Hunter Noack will present a special piano concert on behalf of the church’s Partnership In Education Scholarship Program. This fundraising event will assist in the ongoing efforts of SCF to offer scholarships to young people who attended our own Three Rivers School…

(Joe Feddersen | Photo courtesy of High Desert Museum) For many Native communities throughout the High Desert, what constitutes art spans beyond the walls of a gallery or a museum. Objects are alive, tied to purpose and intrinsic to thriving communities. Art is at once utilitarian and ceremonial, as well as part of the continuation…