Events & Opportunities

December 1, 2020

Consider This: Anti-Racism

Pick up your dinner and refreshments, then join this panel of local experts to discuss anti-racism, minority representation, and how to combat systemic injustice.

6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.,

December 1, 2020

Connect in Place: Can We Get Along?

What holds us back from connecting with each other? How do our personal experiences contribute to—and have the potential to break down—these barriers? Join facilitator Chisao Hata as she holds space to examine our individual and collective questions on race, perspectives, and cultural values around what brings us together and what separates us.

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

December 3, 2020

Consider This with Masha Gessen

Our Consider This series on voting, democracy, and civic engagement continues with a conversation with Masha Gessen, a staff writer at the New Yorker and author of Surviving Autocracy, The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia, and many other books. This event will include breakout conversations for viewers.

5:00 to 6:30,

December 15, 2020

Connect in Place: What is a Creative Priority?

This conversation with MOsley WOtta investigates the relevance of making art during times of personal, communal, or global crisis. What exactly does creativity offer us during this time of obvious uncertainty? What is our collective and personal obligation to creativity during a significant upheaval?

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

January 12, 2021

Connect in Place: Talking about Dying

This conversation with Andrea Cano offers an opportunity to reflect on the stories and cultural influences that shape our thinking about death and dying and share perspectives and ideas with fellow community members. How might our family, traditions, rituals, religion, and beliefs shape how we think about death? What would a ‘good death’ look like for us—what do we want—and not want—at the end of our life? What are the essential considerations?

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

January 19, 2021

Consider This with Emma Green

Join journalist Emma Green, who covers politics, policy, and religion for The Atlantic, for a conversation on faith, civic engagement, and democracy. This event will take place via Zoom and YouTube.

5:00 p.m.,

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.,

January 26, 2021

Connect in Place: Exploring Power and Privilege with Courage, Creativity, and Compassion

As individuals and groups, we experience varying levels and different types of privileges and powers. How can we hold space for these feelings while also creating conditions for new insights to emerge that deepen our understanding of each other and ourselves? Join facilitator Ridhi D’Cruz for a conversation that explores how we face and transform oppression in our everyday lives.

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