This conversation explores our environmental values and question how those values are reflected—or not reflected—in current policies.
Melissa Madenski writes about leaving her home of forty years and what binds us to the places in our lives.
The High Desert Museum presents a screening of David Byars' documentary about the 2016 occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, followed by a facilitated discussion. This program is made possible in part by a Responsive Program Grant from Oregon Humanities.
Clatsop Community College Foundation presents a collaborative performance and discussion by philosopher Kathleen Dean Moore and pianist Rachelle McCabe. This program is made possible in part by a Responsive Program Grant from Oregon Humanities.
The High Desert Museum presents a community conversation about public lands. This program is made possible in part by a Responsive Program Grant from Oregon Humanities.
A discussion of the Malheur occupuation, restoration, and public lands in Oregon. This program is made possible in part by a Responsive Program Grant from Oregon Humanities.
Joe Whittle writes about the sacred ethics of Columbia River tribes and how they provide a guide for restoring ecosystems damaged by European colonization.
Readers write about Harm
A discussion with PLAYA resident and novelist Leslie Schwartz about the ways that specific places and communities shape the creative process.
Given competing interests and visions of the public good, how do we protect our common resources such as land, water, and air? Join philosopher Monica Mueller to explore our environmental values and question how those values are reflected—or not reflected—in current local, national, and global environmental policies.
Educator Gabe Sheoships leads a discussion about what a relationship with nature means, how we can provide inclusive and equitable spaces within our public lands and natural areas, and how we can begin to work toward healing relationships with our land.
A discussion with noted vulcanologist Katharine Cashman about how our landscape got here and how we live on it now. This program is made possible in part by a Public Program Grant from Oregon Humanities.
The Crook County Foundation hosts this public forum on current events and issues happening locally, regionally, and at the state level. This is an Oregon Humanities grant-funded event.
Adam Davis, executive director of Oregon Humanities, moderates a panel discussion on the Portland comprehensive plan.
As efforts to clean up Portland Harbor begin, the communities most affected by pollution see a chance to reconnect to the Willamette River. By Julia Rosen
A panel discussion putting the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse in social and historical perspective with other monumental natural phenomena. This event is funded in part by a grant from Oregon Humanities.
Oregon Humanities is a cosponsor of this event.
Oregon Humanities is a cosponsor of this event.
Exploring local seafood on the North Oregon Coast. Oregon Humanities is a cosponsor of this event.
Discuss current events in historical context at a monthly roundtable. This is an Oregon Humanities grant-funded event.
This is an Oregon Humanities grant-funded event.
A discussion and screening on the importance of native bees. This is an Oregon Humanities grant-funded event.
A panel discussion on ways to support native pollinators in our communities. This is an Oregon Humanities grant-funded event.
Seeking the sacred in the mundane world. An excerpt from Great Tide Rising: Toward Clarity and Moral Courage in a Time of Planetary Change by Kathleen Dean Moore
Writer Helen Hill on consequences she faced after leaving her beloved home in the hands of others
Hope and a history of tragedy live together in a Cowlitz woman's son. An essay by Christine Dupres
Illustrating the systems that move salmon, waste, traffic, and legislation
Readers write about Safe
The opportunities seem endless, but the season is not. An excerpt from Building a Better Nest: Living Lightly at Home and in the World by Evelyn Searle Hess.
Journalist Valerie Rapp on the complexities of dam removal
A humanitarian aid worker in Sri Lanka finds herself caught up in a race to harvest the tusks of a dead elephant.
Zip code may be more important than genetic code when it come's to determining a person's health. A film produced by Dan Sadowsky for Oregon Humanities.
Your health may be determined by stresses experienced by your great-grandparents. How does this change how we plan for the future?
J. David Santen Jr. on what Oregon's communities look like forty years after the passage of Senate Bill 100
Brian Doyle argues that life in the suburbs is far from the bland prison it is made out to be.
Bette Lynch Husted on imperfect small-town life in Pendleton.
Debra Gwartney on learning to love the isolation of her adopted home on the McKenzie River.
Monica Drake on raising a family in an urban neighborhood instead of a more serene but less vibrant rural place.
From Ecotopia to Cascadia Megaregion, visions of the Pacific Northwest have been secessionist in nature. An essay by Carl Abbott
Journalist J. David Santen Jr. on how battles, compromises, and resolutions abound in a state flush with water.
Using the house to bridge the public/private divide.
Abandoning the tragedy of the city for a new way of thinking and talking about place. An essay by Matthew Stadler
A search for the site of a notorious massacre in Hells Canyon
John Yeon and the landscape arts of China and Japan. An essay by Kevin Nute