Events & Opportunities

April 24, 2018

Conversation Project: Talking about Dying

This conversation provides an opportunity for participants to reflect on what stories and influences shape their thinking about death and dying and to hear perspectives and ideas from fellow community members.

3:00 p.m., Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice, Medford

April 26, 2018

Conversation Project: Beyond Invitation

How Do We Create Inclusive Communities?

7:00 p.m., Banks Public Library, Banks

April 26, 2018

Conversation Project: Where are Queer People Welcome?

A majority of Americans now accept gay and lesbian relationships, but the queer population is made up of a diversity of communities and experiences. Are all queer people accepted, tolerated, and embraced everywhere? Join facilitator Jill Winsor in a discussion that explores how the complexity of the queer community intersects with the spaces and communities that surround us.

5:30 p.m., Springfield City Hall, Springfield

April 26, 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 30, 2018

Conversation Project: What's in a Label?

Thinking about Diversity and Racial Categories

6:00 p.m., Forest Grove Public Library, Forest Grove

May 11, 2018

Conversation Project: How Do Our Values Influence Environmental Policy?

Most of us would agree that natural resources and our surrounding environment have value, but what that value is—and how to protect it—are usually up for debate. Join philosopher Monica Mueller to explore our environmental values and question how those values are reflected—or not reflected—in current local, national, and global environmental policies.

5:30 p.m., Southwestern Oregon Community College: Curry Campus, Brooking

May 12, 2018

Conversation Project: Talking about Dying

This conversation provides an opportunity for participants to reflect on what stories and influences shape their thinking about death and dying and to hear perspectives and ideas from fellow community members.

2:00 p.m., Beaverton City Library, Beaverton

May 12, 2018

Conversation Project: Race and Place

Racism and Resilience in Oregon's Past and Future

2:00 p.m., Oregon City Public Library, Oregon City

May 16, 2018

Conversation Project: In Science We Trust?

The Role of Science in a Democracy

6:00 p.m., Garden Home Community Library, Portland

June 7, 2018

Conversation Project: The Middle Class and Other Stories about Wealth, Status, and Power

Join Oregon Humanities Executive Director Adam Davis for a conversation that explores what we think and how we talk about class in Oregon and the nation. What exactly, for example, is the middle class, who does it include and exclude, and why does it get so much attention?

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