Events & Opportunities

September 29, 2020

Consider This with Anis Mojgani, Demian DinéYazhi', and Sharita Towne

An online conversation on art in a time of politics with three Oregon artists whose work often engages political themes.

5:00 to 6:30 p.m.,

October 6, 2020

Connect in Place: Are You Safer Outside?

Join facilitator Mareshah “MJ” Jackson to discuss what makes an outdoor space a “safe” space. How does one’s identity intersect with their security in a park, on a trail, or on a patio? In what ways have our perceptions of these spaces changed since the pandemic and recent protests, and how may they change in the years to come?

5:00 to 6:30 p.m. PDT,

October 15, 2020

Facilitation Training

Oregon Humanities' facilitation training prepares people to plan and facilitate conversations about vital issues and ideas across differences, beliefs, and backgrounds. These discussions help build strong relationships within organizations and among communities. We will host this three-part training on Zoom, and we’ll focus on both online and in-person facilitation techniques and skills.

10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.,

October 19, 2020

Octavia E. Butler, Visionary Fiction, and Social Change

Writer and educator Walidah Imarisha will explore the idea of "visionary fiction," fantastical art that aids in imagining and building new just futures, by engaging with the work of Octavia E. Butler. Oregon Humanities is a sponsor of this event.

6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.,

October 20, 2020

Connect in Place: Housing and Belonging

Housing and homelessness is a visible and divisive issue in local media, in politics, and across the different communities within our state. Many of us were experiencing housing instability and economic uncertainty even during the “boom” times before the current crisis. This conversation with Paul Susi will explore common assumptions and perspectives about the experience of houselessness/homelessness and seek to answer the question, How do we decide who “belongs” in our community?

5:00 to 6:30 p.m. PDT,

October 27, 2020

Consider This with Jamelle Bouie

One week before Election Day, New York Times columnist Jamelle Bouie will talk with Oregon Humanities about democracy, moments of transition, and the significance of this particularly charged political moment. Bouie has been an observer of political culture and someone whose work has shaped culture—in print, on television, on twitter, and even through his photography—and as we talk about the political moment, we'll also explore the relationship between politics and culture.

5:00 p.m. PDT,

January 21, 2021

Facilitation Training

Oregon Humanities' facilitation training prepares people to plan and facilitate conversations about vital issues and ideas across differences, beliefs, and backgrounds. These discussions help build strong relationships within organizations and among communities. We will host this three-part training on Zoom, and we’ll focus on both online and in-person facilitation techniques and skills.

10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.,