Camas library to host ‘Building Relationships Across Difference’ event

Event was originally slated to take place in-person on Aug. 11; registration for Sept. 14 online event required

The Camas Public Library will host a 90-minute, virtual “Building Relationships Across Difference” event at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14. 

Alexis James, a longtime local educator and activist, and founder and CEO of Construct the Present, will lead the discussion of how our own biases may be limiting our experiences, even within our closest relationships. Participants will have a chance to brainstorm with others to expand their circles and experience more diverse relationships to continue the work of allyship and personal growth. 

A part of the Camas library’s 2021 “Read for Change” program, the Sept. 14 event — originally scheduled for Aug. 11 — was made possible by a Black Voices Minigrant provided by Beanstack.

Registration is required. Participants will be emailed the Zoom login info the day before the event. To register, visit

The Camas library’s second annual Read for Change program, which kicked off in June with the theme “Community Healing,” included a book giveaway, speakers, an exclusive documentary screening, book discussion groups and an old-fashioned block party.