Events & Opportunities

October 24, 2017

Growth in Portland: Whose Livability?

Adam Davis, executive director of Oregon Humanities, moderates a panel discussion on the Portland comprehensive plan.

7:00 p.m., EcoTrust Natural Capital Center, Portland

October 26, 2017

Conversation Project: Power, Privilege, and Racial Diversity in Oregon

What systems are in place to prevent the racial integration and equity many of us strive for? Knowing what we do, how do we act—as individuals and communities—to embrace the opportunity presented by a more diverse Oregon?

10:00 a.m., Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Coalition, Portland

October 26, 2017

Race and Domestic Violence

Join Adelante Mujeres, Bradley Angle, YWCA of Greater Portland, and Micronesian Islander Community for an evening of poetry, education, and discussion to foster a greater understanding of the significance of race and ethnicity in relationship to domestic violence.

6:00 to 9:00 p.m., The Rosewood Initiative, Portland

October 26, 2017

Conversation Project: Race and Place

Racism and Resilience in Oregon's Past and Future

1:00 p.m., Oregon Food Bank, Portland

November 8, 2017

Conversation Project: Beyond Invitation

How Do We Create Inclusive Communities?

1:00 p.m., Oregon Food Bank, Portland

November 15, 2017

Conversation Project: Crime and Punishment in Oregon

From prisons and youth correctional facilities to schools and county jails, we’re surrounded by institutions that punish. But why do we punish? Why is punishment sometimes sanctioned by the state? Are there other ways to punish—such as restorative justice—that may be more effective, reasonable, or desirable?

6:00 p.m., Pacific Northwest College of Art - 2nd Floor Commons, Portland

November 15, 2017

Conversation Project: Is Technology Outpacing Our Humanity?

Whether it be automation, the iPhone, or gene editing, some say our technical capacities have outstripped our moral knowledge. Others believe they have provided us immense creativity in dealing with our biggest ethical questions. Are these mutually exclusive?

6:00 p.m., Friendly House, Portland

November 15, 2017

Conversation Project: Beyond Fake News

How We Find Accurate Information about the World

7: 00 p.m., Concordia University - Hagen Center, Portland

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November 15, 2017

Think & Drink

A conversation focusing on race, power, and justice

6:30 p.m., Alberta Rose Theatre, Portland

November 18, 2017

Conversation Project: A Place to Call Home

Exploring Housing in Oregon

3:00 p.m., Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Coalition, Portland