Showing 73 results for tag Civic Life

Conversation Project: Race and Place

Racism and Resilience in Oregon's Past and Future

Event | December 7, 2017

Conversation Project: After Obama

Talking Race in America Today

Event | February 17, 2018

Conversation Project: Race and Place

Racism and Resilience in Oregon's Past and Future

Event | February 15, 2018

Conversation Project: From Saving to Serving

On Intervening in the Lives of Others

Event | January 31, 2018

Conversation Project: Race and Place

Racism and Resilience in Oregon's Past and Future

Event | October 26, 2017

Conversation Project: The World to Come

How Our Fear about the Future Affects Our Actions

Event | February 21, 2018

Conversation Project: From Saving to Serving

On Intervening in the Lives of Others

Event | December 6, 2017

Growth in Portland: Whose Livability?

Adam Davis, executive director of Oregon Humanities, moderates a panel discussion on the Portland comprehensive plan.

Event | October 24, 2017

Conversation Project: Race and Place

Racism and Resilience in Oregon's Past and Future

Event | May 12, 2018

Conversation Project: After Obama

Talking Race in America Today

Event | March 24, 2018

Conversation Project: Race and Place

Racism and Resilience in Oregon's Past and Future

Event | November 11, 2017

Conversation Project: The World to Come

How Our Fear about the Future Affects Our Actions

Event | January 10, 2018

History in the News: Whose Monuments? Whose Memory?

Join Willamette Heritage Center for a panel discussion on historical monuments, memory, and the complex history of colonialism, racism, and white supremacist imagery in American culture. This is an Oregon Humanities grant-funded event.

Event | September 21, 2017

Conversation Project: Crime and Punishment in Oregon

From prisons and youth correctional facilities to schools and county jails, we’re surrounded by institutions that punish. But why do we punish? Why is punishment sometimes sanctioned by the state? Are there other ways to punish—such as restorative justice—that may be more effective, reasonable, or desirable?

Event | November 15, 2017

Conversation Project: After Obama

Talking Race in America Today

Event | October 17, 2017

Conversation Project: In Science We Trust?

The Role of Science in a Democracy

Event | May 16, 2018

Conversation Project: Race and Place

Racism and Resilience in Oregon's Past and Future

Event | December 16, 2017

Conversation Project: Ritual and Ceremony in Modern Life

How do we make meaning out of the big milestones in our personal and community lives?

Event | October 12, 2017

Conversation Project: From Saving to Serving

On Intervening in the Lives of Others

Event | September 7, 2017

Invite in the Stranger

Adam Davis on radical hospitality

Magazine | August 22, 2017

You Are Being Watched

The United States’ long history of turning citizens against one another. An excerpt from Joshua Reeves' Citizen Spies: The Long Rise of America’s Surveillance Society, reprinted with permission from New York University Press.

Magazine | August 22, 2017

PLAYA Presents

Current PLAYA residents ask, How can the art we make and the technology we devise feed the needs of our own community? This is an Oregon Humanities grant-funded event.

Event | August 19, 2017

History in the News: Should Historians Be Pundits?

Recent editorials in the New York Times, The Atlantic, and The Washington Post have raised questions about whether and how historians ought to opine on current events and political issues. Are historians supposed to be apolitical? How should historians engage in political debate—if at all? This event is funded in part by a grant from Oregon Humanities.

Event | July 20, 2017

Conversation Project: Homeless in the Land of Plenty

How does homelessness affect the lives of all people within a community? What does it mean for there to be masses of people who are not adequately housed? Join storyteller Ryan Stroud to share your stories and learn about the experiences of others.

Event | July 19, 2017

The Numbers

As Portland's urban core has gentrified, thousands of residents have been displaced to neighborhoods east of 82nd Avenue, an area that locals call "The Numbers." In this video, young people living in The Numbers talk about their hopes for their community.

This Land | May 10, 2017

Conversation Project: Life after War

Photography and Oral Histories of Coming Home

Event | May 31, 2017

Conversation Project: Looking for Leadership *CANCELED*

What Do We Want from Leaders? This event has been canceled and will be rescheduled to a later date.

Event | April 18, 2017

Conversation Project: Life after War

Photography and Oral Histories of Coming Home

Event | April 15, 2017

Conversation Project: Homeless in the Land of Plenty

How does homelessness affect the lives of all people within a community? What does it mean for there to be masses of people who are not adequately housed? Join storyteller Ryan Stroud to share your stories and learn about the experiences of others.

Event | May 18, 2017

Conversation Project: From Saving to Serving

On Intervening in the Lives of Others

Event | April 5, 2017

Conversation Project: Life after War

Photography and Oral Histories of Coming Home

Event | May 4, 2017

Conversation Project: Are International Trade Agreements Good for Oregon?

Oregonians have been active and vocal participants in global debates over trade since the creation of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the World Trade Organization (WTO). Lawyer and researcher Michael Fakhri will lead participants in a conversation about how we assess the value of international trade agreements.

Event | May 12, 2017

Conversation Project: A World without Secrets

Privacy and Expectations in the US

Event | May 30, 2017

Conversation Project: Homeless in the Land of Plenty

How does homelessness affect the lives of all people within a community? What does it mean for there to be masses of people who are not adequately housed? Join storyteller Ryan Stroud to share your stories and learn about the experiences of others.

Event | July 29, 2017

Conversation Project: In Science We Trust?

The Role of Science in a Democracy

Event | April 1, 2017

Conversation Project: In Science We Trust?

The Role of Science in a Democracy

Event | March 22, 2017

Conversation Project: Homeless in the Land of Plenty

How does homelessness affect the lives of all people within a community? What does it mean for there to be masses of people who are not adequately housed? Join storyteller Ryan Stroud to share your stories and learn about the experiences of others.

Event | July 16, 2017

Conversation Project: Looking for Leadership

What Do We Want from Leaders?

Event | March 7, 2017

Conversation Project: The Purpose of Prison

What is Punishment for?

Event | February 24, 2017

Conversation Project: Life after War

Photography and Oral Histories of Coming Home

Event | February 19, 2017

Conversation Project: Life after War

Photography and Oral Histories of Coming Home

Event | May 3, 2017

King Tide

An excerpt from Micah White's book, The End of Protest: A New Playbook for the Revolution

Magazine | December 6, 2016

The Longest of Long Shots

A Sanders delegate's brush with national party politics. An essay by Valdez Bravo

Magazine | December 6, 2016

Feeling It All

Oregon Humanities magazine editor Kathleen Holt on the complicated and blurry lines between private rights and public good

Magazine | August 11, 2016

The Kind of Oregon We All Deserve

Collaborative Projects | April 13, 2016

Stolen Land and Borrowed Dollars

Creative resistance bloomed in the lead up to the Vancouver Olympics. An excerpt from Power Games: A Political History of the Olympics by Jules Boykoff

Magazine | April 11, 2016

My North Star

How Mumia Abu-Jamal Led Me to Activism. An essay by Walidah Imarisha

Beyond the Margins | November 24, 2015

Plague Fears

Eula Biss writes about how a threat becomes a plague in this excerpt from her book On Immunity.

Magazine | August 11, 2015

Future: Portland

Civic leaders describe the loss of Portland's strong black communities and the hope of restoring them in the future in a video by Ifanyi Bell.

Beyond the Margins | March 9, 2015

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Readers Write about Quandary

Magazine | December 8, 2014

Who's Minding Your Business?

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

Magazine | March 25, 2014

Into the Welter

Editor Kathleen Holt on cities as more than just places

Magazine | December 5, 2013

This Land Planned for You and Me

J. David Santen Jr. on what Oregon's communities look like forty years after the passage of Senate Bill 100

Magazine | December 5, 2013

Imaginary Metropolis

What do the cities of science fiction books and films say about the way we perceive the cities we live in? An essay by Dan DeWeese

Magazine | December 5, 2013

Design for a Crowded Planet

Cynthia E. Smith, the curator of socially responsible design at the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewett design museum, talks about innovative solutions by and for city dwellers.

Magazine | December 5, 2013

Firing a Friend

It's hard to be a good citizen during an election year. An essay by Jennifer Ruth

Magazine | November 15, 2013

A Century of War

Writer and historian Andrew Bacevich on changing the way Americans think about war

Magazine | November 8, 2013

Against Custom

The first peace advocates imagined a new story for the United States. An essay by Margot Minardi

Magazine | November 8, 2013

The Good Fight

Can letting our children roughhouse lead to a better democracy? An essay by Sarah Gilbert

Magazine | November 8, 2013

Water Wars

Journalist J. David Santen Jr. on how battles, compromises, and resolutions abound in a state flush with water.

Magazine | November 8, 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

That Public Thing

What jazz can teach us about being a community. An essay by Tim DuRoche

Magazine | November 15, 2011

Love Thy Neighbor (Sometimes)

A close-knit neighborhood can make us happy, but it can also add to the busy-ness of daily life. An essay by Jamie Passaro

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