Showing 41 results for tag America

Conversation Project: After Obama

Talking Race in America Today

Event | January 16, 2018

Conversation Project: After Obama

Talking Race in America Today

Event | February 17, 2018

Conversation Project: What Does It Mean to Be American?

Given the differences of race, ethnicity, place, religion, wealth, language, education, and ideology that exist in the US, what are the things that unite us a nation?

Event | February 7, 2018

Conversation Project: Keeping Tabs on America

Surveillance and You

Event | November 8, 2017

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

What exactly is the middle class, who does it include and exclude, and why does it get so much attention? 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.

Event | April 21, 2018

Conversation Project: After Obama

Talking Race in America Today

Event | March 24, 2018

Conversation Project: Seeing the Forest for the Trees

Stewarding Our Public Forests

Event | March 10, 2018

Conversation Project: What Does It Mean to Be American?

Given the differences of race, ethnicity, place, religion, wealth, language, education, and ideology that exist in the US, what are the things that unite us a nation?

Event | October 11, 2017

Conversation Project: Seeing the Forest for the Trees

Stewarding Our Public Forests

Event | November 16, 2017

Conversation Project: Seeing the Forest for the Trees

Stewarding Our Public Forests

Event | June 30, 2018

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

What exactly is the middle class, who does it include and exclude, and why does it get so much attention? 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.

Event | January 20, 2018

My Brother's Keeper: "Waging a Living"

This fall, Four Rivers Cultural Center in Ontario will present My Brother's Keeper, a series of eight documentary film screenings exploring the lives of marginalized peoples and issues such as mental health, addiction, and mass incarceration. Each screening will be followed by a presentation and Q&A session by a local nonprofit or government agency.

Event | November 1, 2017

My Brother's Keeper: "Homeless in America"

This fall, Four Rivers Cultural Center in Ontario will present "My Brother's Keeper," a series of eight documentary film screenings exploring the lives of marginalized peoples and issues such as mental health, addiction, and mass incarceration. Each screening will be followed by a presentation and Q&A session by a local nonprofit or government agency.

Event | October 25, 2017

Conversation Project: What Are You?

Mixed-Race and Interracial Families in Oregon’s Past and Future

Event | February 22, 2018

Conversation Project: After Obama

Talking Race in America Today

Event | October 17, 2017

Conversation Project: What Does It Mean to Be American?

Given the differences of race, ethnicity, place, religion, wealth, language, education, and ideology that exist in the US, what are the things that unite us a nation? How do we understand what it means to be American and what we hold valuable?

Event | November 4, 2017

People Aren’t Illegal

Photographer Ezra Marcos Ayala reflects on the making of “To Live More Free”

This Land | August 25, 2017

Conversation Project: Keeping Tabs on America

Surveillance and You

Event | May 13, 2017

Conversation Project: Keeping Tabs on America

Surveillance and You

Event | April 10, 2017

Making Peace with Chaos

Author Zahir Janmohamed and photographer Tojo Andrianarivo profile student refugees living and thriving in Portland despite uncertainty.

Magazine | December 6, 2016

Within Makeshift Walls

Author Eric Gold on the Portland Expo Center’s era as a prison for Japanese Americans during World War II.

Magazine | December 6, 2016

War Stories

Collaborative Projects | November 1, 2016

The Kind of Oregon We All Deserve

Collaborative Projects | April 13, 2016

Conversation Project: Keeping Tabs on America

Surveillance and You

Event | March 12, 2016

Civil Rights with Guns

Are there alternatives to police that could keep communities safe? Author Kristian Williams discusses lessons from the Black Freedom Movement.

Magazine | August 11, 2015

The Most Important Place We Have Yet Devised

Humanity in Perspective | July 21, 2015

The Problem with the Immigration Problem

Elliot Young writes about the origins of the belief that immigrants harm our society

Magazine | April 7, 2015

Damaged

When disaster strikes, sanity is a matter of degree. An essay by Evelyn Sharenov

Beyond the Margins | February 26, 2015

Boxed In

Writer Wendy Willis ponders which race to check and which people to leave behind when asked about her racial and ethnic background.

Magazine | December 8, 2014

Small Man in a Big Country

Native language is just the first thing an immigrant family abandons in order to become American. An excerpt from Little Big Man: In Search of My Asian Self by Alex Tizon

Magazine | July 31, 2014

Who's Minding Your Business?

A conversation with writer William T. Vollmann on privacy, surveillance, and hope

Magazine | March 25, 2014

New Again

Magazine | November 15, 2013

A Hidden History

Walidah Imarisha on revealing the stories and struggles of Oregon’s African American communities.

Magazine | August 13, 2013

One America?

A conversation between Gregory Rodriguez and Tomas Jimenez about American identity, race, immigration, and ideology.

Magazine | August 9, 2013

Unforgiven, Unforgotten

A month before Barack Obama was elected president of the United States, I ensnared myself in stupid, late-night hijinks that landed me on front pages nationwide and nearly in prison in the rural Midwest.

Magazine | July 25, 2013

Clinging to the Dream

Why do Americans have such a hard time talking about class? An essay by Leigh van der Werff

Magazine | November 15, 2011

Under God

Frances Bellamy and the origins of the Pledge of Allegiance. By Richard Ellis

Magazine | November 15, 2011

Immobile Dreams

How did the trailer come to be a symbol of failure? An essay by Rebecca Hartman

Magazine | November 15, 2011

Legally White

Muslim immigrants vie for citizenship in the early twentieth century. By Kambiz Ghaneabassiri

Magazine | November 8, 2011

A Nation of Can-Do Optimists

A brief history of American cheerfulness by Ariel Gore

Magazine | December 5, 2010

The Working Class

Bette Lynch Husted argues that hard times are good times to rethink our attitudes about the fungibility of workers.

Magazine | August 10, 2010