‘Connect to Your Cause’ fair June 4

Find diverse community groups, nonprofits and causes on Sunday, June 4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the first ever “Connect to Your Cause” fair.

The volunteer expo will be held at Laughing Tara Living Arts, 3015 Lower Mill Dr., and is free and appropriate for all ages. There will be local food vendors, live music, and a variety of workshops throughout the day.

The event grew out of the recognition by a group of Gorge residents that there is a need to feel engaged and empowered to make a difference in the world, and to feel connected to all kinds of people including those with different political views.

“There was never a more important time than now for an event like this with the current political climate and the desire to make a difference here in our Gorge community,” states a press release. “With this situation in mind, we are gathering together more than 20 Gorge groups representing a great diversity of causes that should appeal to all kinds of people regardless of their views.”

Workshops will include “Having Tough Conversations in Difficult Times” facilitated by Six Rivers Dispute Resolution Center, a “dances of universal peace” workshop and two song workshops featuring songs that build community and compassion.

The aim of the fair is “joining together to create a more inclusive, socially just and environmentally responsible world.”

For more information, including the groups attending and the event schedule, go to www. connecttoyourcause.weebly.com (English) or conectatecontucausa.weebly.com (Spanish), or email [email protected]