Events & Opportunities

April 19, 2018

Facilitation Training

Oregon Humanities trains facilitators to lead conversations about vital issues and ideas across differences, beliefs, and backgrounds. This two-day training will help you strengthen your skills in planning and facilitating conversations on issues you care about within your organization or in the broader community.

, Oregon Humanities, Portland

April 19, 2018

Conversation Project: Ritual and Ceremony in Modern Life

Holly Pruett, a life-cycle celebrant who works with individuals, families, and communities to commemorate such occasions, leads a conversation about the role of ritual and ceremony in participants’ family and cultural histories.

6:30 p.m., Columbia Grange #267, Corbett

April 26, 2018

Conversation Project: What Is Cultural Appropriation?

Issues of cultural appropriation and identity are complicated. Facilitator Surabhi Mahajan will lead us in a conversation to explore cultural appropriation beyond who’s “allowed” to wear certain clothing or cook particular foods.

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

April 28, 2018

2018 Humanity in Perspective Commencement

A commencement ceremony to celebrate the graduating Humanity in Perspective class.

1:00 to 3:00 p.m., El Centro Milagro, Portland

May 3, 2018

Conversation Project: What Makes a Job Good?

This conversation, led by historian Nikki Mandell, will engage participants in thinking about and discussing work more deeply. Participants will explore the quality and meanings of work in their own lives and those of people different from themselves and the connections between work as a personal endeavor and jobs as part of local and national economies.

6:00 p.m., St. Johns Center for Opportunity, Portland

May 4, 2018

Conversation Project: Just a Number

Aging and Intergenerational Friendship

2:00 p.m., Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Coalition, Portland

May 9, 2018

Conversation Project: Race and Place

Racism and Resilience in Oregon's Past and Future

6:30 p.m., People's Food Coop, Portland

May 10, 2018

Conversation Project: Crime and Punishment in Oregon

This conversation explores why and how we punish and asks, are there other ways that are more effective, reasonable, or desireable?

6:30 p.m., Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods, Portland

May 16, 2018

Think & Drink with Rinku Sen

The 2017–18 Think & Drink series on race, power, and justice concludes with a conversation with Rinku Sen. Sen is a senior strategist for Race Forward, a national organization that advances racial justice through research, media and practice, and a contributing writer for the organization’s daily news site, Colorlines.

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

May 31, 2018

Conversation Project: How Do Our Values Influence Environmental Policy?

This conversation explores our environmental values and question how those values are reflected—or not reflected—in current policies.

6:30 p.m., Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods, Portland