Consider This

Since 2009, Oregon Humanities has hosted onstage conversations with writers, civic leaders, activists, and artists in bars, cafes, pubs, and theaters in Portland and around Oregon. You can find recordings of many of these events in our archive. Originally called Think & Drink, the program was renamed Consider This in 2020.

Upcoming Consider This events

  • April 13: Clint Smith, author of How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning With the History of Slavery Across America
  • April 27: Astra Taylor, director of the documentary What Is Democracy?

These onstage conversations between featured guests and an interviewer have taken place in Portland, Bend, Eugene, Astoria, Salem, Tillamook, Grants Pass, and Ashland. In 2020 and 2021, all events have taken place online.

Consider This is made possible thanks to the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Oregon Cultural Trust, Northwest Natural, Tonkon Torp LLP, Stoel Rives LLP, the Mellon Foundation, the Kinsman Foundation, and the City of Portland's We Are Better Together program.

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