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Friday, 17 May
Why Aren’t There More Black People in Oregon?: A Hidden History by Walidah Imarisha. Host Organization:YWCA Salem. Contact: Rhiannon Henry at (503) 581-9922 or via email.
10:00 a.m., YWCA Salem, 1255 Broadway St. NE Suite #110, Salem
17 May 2013 | Posted in Featured On Home Page Events The Conversation Project
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Saturday, 18 May
The Voters Have Spoken: Oregon’s Controversial Ballot Initiatives by Jackson Miller. Host Organization: Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. Contact: Bonnie Brzozowski at (541) 766-6965 or via email.
2:00 p.m., Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis
Sunday, 19 May
The Left Hand of Darkness asked provocative questions about gender and sexuality when it was first published in 1969, in the early years of second-wave feminism. What questions are third-wave and younger feminists asking today? Staff members from Bitch Media and Portland Playhouse will respond to the latter’s stage adaptation of the book and share their outlook on the world— all over free ice cream from Ruby Jewel. For more information, visit the Portland Playhouse website. This is an Oregon Humanities grant-funded event.
4:00 p.m., Portland Playhouse, 602 NE Prescott St., Portland
Sunday, 19 May
Tracking Godzilla: Images of Nuclear Radiation in Film and Media by Isabelle Freda. Host Organization: Newport Public Library. Contact: Sheryl Eldridge at (541) 265-2153 or via email.
2:00 p.m., Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye St., Newport
Sunday, 19 May
Join Miracle Theatre Group for the discussion “De Colores,” which coincides with the production of Dance for a Dollar. For more information, visit the Theatre’s website. This is an Oregon Humanities grant-funded event.
3:30 p.m., El Zócalo, 537 SE Stark St., Portland
Tuesday, 21 May
Beyond Bars: Reenvisioning the Prison System by Walidah Imarisha. Host Organization: Estacada Area Arts Commission. Contact: Jane Reid at (503) 630-4013 or via email.
7:00 p.m., Estacada Public Library, 825 NW Wade St., Estacada
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19 April 2013 | Posted in Inside O. Hm. | Comments? (0 so far)
The board of directors of Oregon Humanities has named a new executive director of the organization: Adam Davis, who comes to OH from Chicago, where he is the director of the Center for Civic Reflection. He will officially assume his duties August 5.
Davis will be the fifth... More
08 April 2013 | Posted in Publications | Comments? (0 so far)
For the summer 2013 issue of Oregon Humanities magazine, we invite readers to send Posts submissions on the theme “Skin.” We are looking for short essays exploring concepts such as the body, race, and wellness—anything that focuses on the physical side of being human—using... More
17 January 2013 | Posted in Inside O. Hm. | Comments? (2 so far)
On January 16, 2013, Cara Ungar, who has served as executive director of Oregon Humanities since 2007, announced her decision to leave the organization to pursue other opportunities.
The board of directors, led by Chair John Frohnmayer, will immediately begin a search for the... More
05 September 2012 | Posted in Featured On Home Page Inside O. Hm. | Comments? (0 so far)
Oregon Humanities gratefully acknowledges the supporters who made gifts in 2011. Their generosity allows Oregon Humanities to connect Oregonians to ideas that change lives and transform communities. To view our annual report, please use the embedded reader or download a PDF at the... More
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Still unclear about how the Oregon Cultural Trust tax credit works? Watch this entertaining video that explains it all. The basics are: 1) Donate to any of 1,300 cultural nonprofits in Oregon. 2) Match that gift by donating an equal amount to the Oregon Cultural Trust. 3) 100... More
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The 2013 Think & Drink series, How to Love America, explores our relationship to the nation we call home. The second conversation of four looks at immigration and national identity... More
Did you miss one of our happy hour conversations? You can find the audio here.
This summer, the Oregon Jewish Museum explores the experiences of immigrants in Oregon in the early twentieth century and today. Settling In, a new exhibit produced in partnership... More
Columbia Gorge Community College’s Spring Humanities Series celebrates its tenth year in 2013 with a retrospective. Popular speakers from previous series will return to talk about... More
Twenty nonprofit organizations throughout the state will receive $87,870 in grants from Oregon Humanities for public programs in 2013–14 that create conversation about some of... More
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“I’m a fifth-generation Oregonian so I care about this state and its communities,” says librarian and social scientist Janet Webster, who joined the Oregon Humanities board in 2012. Janet runs the research library at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center and says, “As such, I deal with scientists and students interested in science as they look for information... More
Posts from staff, peers and others
Wendy Willis, author of Blood Sisters of the Republic, has an ambitious winter reading list: “On my nightstand are the beautiful books of two friends—Kim Stafford’s 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: A Memoir and Jim Heynen’s The Fall of Alice K.. Plus, I am nibbling my way through... More
Jewel Lansing, coauthor with Fred Leeson of Multnomah: The Tumultuous Story of Oregon’s Most Populous County, says, “My favorite place to read is an overstuffed chair overlooking green lawn and trees where squirrels and birds frolic during daylight hours. A small table on my right... More
James Bernard Frost, author of A Very Minor Prophet, confesses: “My current man crush is on Dan DeWeese, whose short story collection Disorder recently hit bookstores. No one writes about males and conflict avoidance better. Hints of Cheever and Hemingway’s Hills Like White... More
Lois Leveen, author of TThe Secrets of Mary Bowser, says this of her winter reading plans:
“During dark December I’ll be curling up with Alice Munro’s new book, Dear Life: Stories. I don’t write like her. I never will. Which means flipping open those pages is pure pleasure and not... More
After participating in Oregon Humanities’ Idea Lab Summer Institute, high school senior Lauren Babcock wondered how people in her community would measure their own happiness.
Inspired by artist Jonathan Harris’s Balloons of Bhutan project, she and a group of friends, including... More
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You can get a tax credit if you make a contribution to a specific arts and culture agency and a matching gift to the Trust. Visit...
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