Your ACLU of Oregon team and partners are excited to share this reflection guide with you. This guide includes prompts to help you explore your hopes and vision for our communities, and if you’d like to invite loved ones to join you, we included ideas about how to encourage meaningful conversations instead of disagreements.

This guide is meant to be a starting point, to facilitate reflection and connecting around shared values. This is not a manual for debate or fact checking. 

If you engage in these conversations, we hope that you name what you’re seeing and experiencing, and instead of debating, share what you envision for our communities. We hope that in these conversations, you find common ground and shared values. Also, please set boundaries, listen to your body, and care for your well-being during these conversations which can, at times, feel difficult, intense, and emotional.

You can also find a sharable version of this guide on our Instagram and other social media channels.

If you are interested in getting more information about these issues and real solutions, please check out our webpage Solutions for Safe and Just Communities.

Thank you for your ongoing support of our work and commitment to creating an Oregon that is just, equitable, and caring – where all our communities are safe and thrive.