Mary Thompson, a 2016 graduate of Humanity in Perspective—a college humanities course for adults facing barriers to their education—shares what the program has meant to her and what she hopes for the future in her address to the 2017 graduating class.
Humanity in Perspective graduate says education is about more than just writing and reading.
A commencement ceremony to celebrate the graduating Humanity in Perspective class.
A free college humanities course for adults who do not have a college degree and who face financial barriers to continuing their education.
We partnered with Catlin-Gabel’s PLACE program to train high school students to lead community conversations. Filmmaker Sika Stanton asks these emerging leaders from North Portland about how they hope to use their new skills.
Mexican immigrants find home in el nuevo South. An excerpt from Translation Nation by Héctor Tobar
Journalist Brent Walth on how legal measures targeting Latino Oregonians reflect fears of change.
How Mumia Abu-Jamal Led Me to Activism. An essay by Walidah Imarisha
Writer Wendy Willis's open letter to the students of Columbia University Multicultural Affairs Advisory Board, with a special note to her daughters.
Not starting and starting again. An essay by Brian Doyle
Readers write about "Me"
The stories of struggle, insecurity, and loss behind a successful writer's accomplishments. By Kim Stafford
Camela Raymond asks economists, activists, public officials, and financiers for advice for Oregon's ailing economy.