Our 2020–21 Consider This conversation series is all about democracy and civic engagement—how it works, who gets to participate, and the threats it faces. On February 16, join us for a conversation with Hahrie Han, director of the SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University. Han studies organizing, movements, civic engagement, and democracy, and we'll talk about how groups who have historically faced systemic barriers to democratic participation become engaged in activism and build political power.
Hahrie Han is the inaugural director of the SNF Agora Institute, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Professor of Political Science, and Faculty Director of the P3 Research Lab at Johns Hopkins University. She specializes in the study of organizing, movements, civic engagement, and democracy. Her newest book is Prisms of the People: Power and Organizing in 21st Century America.
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 Kinsman Foundation, and the City of Portland's We Are Better Together program. This program was funded by the “Why it Matters: Civic and Electoral Participation” initiative, administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils and funded by Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This event is cosponsored by League of Women Voters of Portland.
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I listened to the recorded version., Adams questions really dove into the topic, well done. Ms. Han is a delight to listen to, providing excellent descriptions and clarity about her work. For me, she resolved much of my own confusion regarding belonging and the way to choose for myself where to engage; how to manage my own agency specific to community and commitments. One of the best discussions, thank you all.
Karin Larsen | February 2021 | Brookings, Oregon
This was a provocative and enjoyable conversation with Harie Han. The interviewer, whose name I missed asked excellent questions and Ms. Han answered each with wisdom, good examples and expanded upon the questions also. Thank you to Oregon Humanities for making these discussions available to the public discourse. As the President of a non-profit working on behalf of immigrants and refugees, I will look forward to sharing this to our board of directors as something about which we could engage our donors and followers to discuss.
Sher Davidson | February 2021 | Portland, Oregon