Events & Opportunities

September 29, 2020

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

While art is always political, the rancor and unrest of US politics in recent years have moved many artists to engage with politics more directly. In this online conversation, we'll talk with three artists whose work often deals with political themes about the intersections of art and politics: Oregon Poet Laureate Anis Mojgani, poet and visual artist Demian DinéYazhi', and multidisciplinary artist and educator Sharita Towne.

5:00 to 6:30 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 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,