Showing 28 results for tag Democracy

Think & Drink: Why Voting Matters

Jackson County Library Services presents a panel discussion with Jackson County Clerk Christine Walker, Associate Professor of Political Science William Hughes from Southern Oregon University, and Cathy Shaw a successful campaign manager, three-time mayor of Ashland, and President of the Jackson County Library District Board of Directors. This program is sponsored by Oregon Humanities.

Event | October 6, 2020

Connect in Place: What Just Happened? What Happens Next?

One week after election day, Adam Davis will facilitate an online community conversation about the results of federal, state, and local elections. This statewide conversation will focus less on the numbers than on the significance of these results for ourselves and our communities.

Event | November 10, 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.

Event | October 27, 2020

Consider This with Jamelle Bouie

Join us October 27 for a conversation on voting and democratic transitions with New York Times opinion columnist and CBS News political analyst Jamelle Bouie.

Consider This | September 16, 2020

Virtual Think & Drink with Senator Ron Wyden and Clive Thompson

Think & Drink goes online for a special conversation with US Senator Ron Wyden and journalist Clive Thompson on democracy and the internet, May 13 at 4:30 p.m.

Think & Drink | April 29, 2020

Organizing from the Outside

Jyothi Natarajan talks with Oregonians finding connection while protesting oppression in Kashmir from afar.

Magazine | April 27, 2020

Essential but Excluded

Carolina Gómez-Montoya writes about the precarious and disempowered place adjunct instructors occupy in institutions that have come to depend on their labor.

Magazine | April 27, 2020

One Country Again

Astrid Melton reflects on her East German identity after the fall of the wall and reunification.

Magazine | April 27, 2020

Dear Stranger

Dear Stranger is a letter-exchange project that connects Oregonians through the mail to share experiences, beliefs, and ideas. This year's exchange runs through July 31.

Collaborative Projects | March 1, 2020

Think & Drink with Lori Chavez-DeRemer, Eddy Morales, and Ana del Rocío

Join former Happy Valley Mayor Lori Chavez-DeRemer, Gresham City Councilor Eddy Morales, and Ana del Rocío, executive director of Oregon Futures Lab, for a conversation about running for and holding public office.

Think & Drink | February 5, 2020

Think & Drink with John Haroldson, Adrienne Nelson, and Shannon Wight

Join us January 22 for an onstage conversation on democracy, justice, and the American court system.

Think & Drink | October 14, 2019

Think & Drink with Desmond Meade

Join us for an onstage conversation about voting rights and the future of democracy with Desmond Meade, executive director of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition.  Meade is a formerly homeless returning citizen who overcame many obstacles to eventually lead the FRRC to a historic victory in 2018 with the successful passage of Amendment 4, a grassroots citizen’s initiative which restored voting rights to over 1.4 million Floridians with past felony convictions. He is also chair of Floridians for a Fair Democracy and a graduate of Florida International University College of Law. At this event, Meade will appear in conversation with Adam Davis, executive director of Oregon Humanities.  Think & Drink is an onstage conversation series that explores provocative ideas and fresh perspectives. Come prepared to listen, watch, and engage. We invite you to stay after the program for snacks and conversation. Minors are welcome when accompanied by an adult. The Alberta Rose Theatre is accessible by Trimet bus lines 17, 70, and 72. The venue is wheelchair accessible. 

Event | October 16, 2019

Think & Drink with Desmond Meade

The 2019–20 Think & Drink series, Making Democracy, kicks off with the executive director of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition.

Think & Drink | August 14, 2019

Think & Drink Portland 2019–20: Making Democracy

Four onstage conversations with activists, writers and civic leaders about how we make decisions together in our communities

Think & Drink | August 8, 2019

Conversation Project: In Science We Trust?

The Role of Science in a Democracy

Event | April 19, 2018

Conversation Project: In Science We Trust?

The Role of Science in a Democracy

Event | April 18, 2018

Conversation Project: Democracy from the Inside Out

Listening to Our Consciences and Our Neighbors

Event | March 8, 2018

Conversation Project: In Science We Trust?

The Role of Science in a Democracy

Event | January 21, 2018

Conversation Project: In Science We Trust?

The Role of Science in a Democracy

Event | January 24, 2018

Conversation Project: Democracy from the Inside Out

Listening to Our Consciences and Our Neighbors

Event | March 15, 2018

Conversation Project: Democracy from the Inside Out

Listening to Our Consciences and Our Neighbors

Event | November 2, 2017

Conversation Project: In Science We Trust?

The Role of Science in a Democracy

Event | May 16, 2018

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

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

The Longest of Long Shots

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

Magazine | December 6, 2016

The Good Fight

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

Magazine | November 8, 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