Showing 125 results for tag Identity

Conversation Project: What's in a Label?

Thinking about Diversity and Racial Categories

Event | January 30, 2018

Conversation Project: What Is Cultural Appropriation?

Issues of cultural appropriation and identity are complicated. Facilitator Surabhi Majahan will lead us in a conversation to explore cultural appropriation beyond who’s “allowed” to wear certain clothing or cook particular foods.

Event | February 1, 2018

Conversation Project: What's in a Label?

Thinking about Diversity and Racial Categories

Event | October 28, 2017

Conversation Project: What Is Cultural Appropriation?

Issues of cultural appropriation and identity are complicated. Facilitator Surabhi Majahan will lead us in a conversation to explore cultural appropriation beyond who’s “allowed” to wear certain clothing or cook particular foods.

Event | March 22, 2018

Conversation Project: Ritual and Ceremony in Modern Life

Holly Pruett, a life-cycle celebrant who works with individuals, families, and communities to commemorate such occasions, leads a conversation about the role of ritual and ceremony in participants’ family and cultural histories.

Event | April 26, 2018

Conversation Project: Where are Queer People Welcome?

A majority of Americans now accept gay and lesbian relationships, but the queer population is made up of a diversity of communities and experiences. Are all queer people accepted, tolerated, and embraced everywhere? Join facilitator Jill Winsor in a discussion that explores how the complexity of the queer community intersects with the spaces and communities that surround us.

Event | April 26, 2018

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

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

Event | June 7, 2018

Conversation Project: What Is Cultural Appropriation?

Issues of cultural appropriation and identity are complicated. Facilitator Surabhi Majahan will lead us in a conversation to explore cultural appropriation beyond who’s “allowed” to wear certain clothing or cook particular foods.

Event | June 10, 2018

Conversation Project: Just a Number

Event | March 27, 2018

Alternate Endings, Radical Beginnings

A program of short videos by Visual AIDS

Event | December 1, 2017

Unresolved Issues of the Twentieth Century: The Quest For the Repatriation of Nazi Looted Art

Donald S. Burris, one of a small group of American lawyers who have dedicated their careers to assisting survivors and their heirs in regaining artworks stolen from them by the Nazis, will talk about his firm's successful retrieval of Gustav Klimt's "Woman in Gold."

Event | December 5, 2017

Conversation Project: Where are Queer People Welcome?

A majority of Americans now accept gay and lesbian relationships, but the queer population is made up of a diversity of communities and experiences. Are all queer people accepted, tolerated, and embraced everywhere? Join facilitator Jill Winsor in a discussion that explores how the complexity of the queer community intersects with the spaces and communities that surround us.

Event | April 2, 2018

Conversation Project: Just a Number

Aging and Intergenerational Friendship

Event | April 7, 2018

Conversation Project: What's in a Label?

Thinking about Diversity and Racial Categories

Event | November 1, 2017

Conversation Project: What's in a Label?

Thinking about Diversity and Racial Categories

Event | April 30, 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: Power, Privilege, and Racial Diversity in Oregon

What systems are in place to prevent the racial integration and equity many of us strive for? Knowing what we do, how do we act—as individuals and communities—to embrace the opportunity presented by a more diverse Oregon?

Event | October 26, 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: Where Are Queer People Welcome?

Join facilitator Jill Winsor in a discussion that explores how the complexity of the queer community intersects with the spaces and communities that surround us.

Event | November 10, 2017

Conversation Project: What's in a Label?

Thinking about Diversity and Racial Categories

Event | October 28, 2017

Conversation Project: Just a Number

Aging and Intergenerational Friendship

Event | October 19, 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?

Event | October 11, 2017

Conversation Project: Where Are You From?

Exploring What Makes Us Oregonians

Event | December 18, 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 | January 20, 2018

Conversation Project: Just a Number

Aging and Intergenerational Friendship

Event | April 14, 2018

Conversation Project: What Are You?

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

Event | February 22, 2018

Conversation Project: Just a Number

Aging and Intergenerational Friendship

Event | September 28, 2017

Conversation Project: What Is Cultural Appropriation?

Issues of cultural appropriation and identity are complicated. Power dynamics influence who benefits from certain cultural experience, and—given the global nature of our world—parts of our individual and cultural identities are shaped by cultures other than our own. How do we make sense of this and what effect does it have on us as individuals and as Oregonians?

Event | October 7, 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

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: Where Are Queer People Welcome?

A majority of Americans now accept gay and lesbian relationships, but the queer population is made up of a diversity of communities and experiences. Are all queer people accepted, tolerated, and embraced everywhere?

Event | September 24, 2017

Conversation Project: What Are You?

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

Event | November 18, 2017

What Is Mine

Editor Kathleen Holt on looking for identity in the post-colonial welter of midcentury Hawaii.

Magazine | August 22, 2017

Your Cultural Attire

Conversations about appropriation sometimes miss the complexity of culture. An article by Zahir Janmohamed

Magazine | August 22, 2017

S'so's Tamales

Sal Sahme writes about finding his spiritual path as a boy on First Mesa.

Magazine | August 22, 2017

Posts

Readers write about Claim

Magazine | August 22, 2017

Conversation Project: What Are You?

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

Event | June 3, 2017

Who is Not at the Table?

Filmmaker Ifanyi Bell reflects on the making of “Future: Portland 2”

This Land | May 18, 2017

Conversation Project: Where Are You from?

Exploring What Makes Us Oregonians

Event | April 26, 2017

Conversation Project: What's in a Label?

Thinking about Diversity and Racial Categories

Event | April 25, 2017

Conversation Project: Understanding Disability

Family and Community Stories

Event | April 19, 2017

Conversation Project: Where Are You from?

Exploring What Makes Us Oregonians

Event | April 13, 2017

Conversation Project: Where Are You from?

Exploring What Makes Us Oregonians

Event | May 2, 2017

Conversation Project: What's in a Label?

Thinking about Diversity and Racial Categories

Event | May 16, 2017

POSTPONED Conversation Project: Power, Privilege, and Racial Diversity in Oregon

Emily Drew will lead participants in a conversation that explores some of the causes of this continued isolation and the differences of experience between Oregonians of different races—such as institutional racism, white privilege, and unconscious bias.

Event | July 13, 2017

Conversation Project: What's in a Label?

Thinking about Diversity and Racial Categories

Event | April 8, 2017

Conversation Project: What's in a Label?

Thinking about Diversity and Racial Categories

Event | April 6, 2017

Conversation Project: What We Want from the Wild

In this conversation, Oregon Humanities Executive Director Adam Davis will help participants step back from policy decisions and consider more basic questions about our relationship to the mountains, air, trees, animals, and streams around us. What do we want from nature? What do we understand nature to be, and how do we see ourselves fitting in?

Event | May 3, 2017

Race & Place: Old Town's Chinatown and Japantown through Chinese American and Nikkei Eyes

Chinese and Japanese American elders explore Old Town's multiethnic and multiracial past. This is an Oregon Humanities grant-funded event.

Event | May 3, 2017

Conversation Project: Just a Number

Aging and Intergenerational Friendship

Event | June 6, 2017

Conversation Project: What's in a Label?

Thinking about Diversity and Racial Categories

Event | June 8, 2017

Conversation Project: What We Want from the Wild

Oregonians across the political spectrum place a high value on the diverse natural resources of our state, but we are divided about how these resources should be used and talked about. In this conversation, Oregon Humanities Executive Director Adam Davis will help participants step back from policy decisions and consider more basic questions about our relationship to the mountains, air, trees, animals, and streams around us.

Event | June 13, 2017

Conversation Project: Power, Privilege, and Racial Diversity in Oregon

Many Oregonians value racial diversity and the dimension and depth it adds to our lives, yet we remain largely isolated from one another and have yet to fulfill the vision of a racially integrated society. Willamette University professor Emily Drew will lead participants in a conversation that explores some of the causes of this continued isolation and the differences of experience between Oregonians of different races—such as institutional racism, white privilege, and unconscious bias.

Event | June 20, 2017

Conversation Project: Where Are You from?

Exploring What Makes Us Oregonians

Event | May 18, 2017

Good Hair

Going natural despite family and societal expectations. An essay by Kimberly Melton

Magazine | April 4, 2017

Conversation Project: What's in a Label?

Thinking about Diversity and Racial Categories

Event | March 24, 2017

Conversation Project: Where Are You From?

Exploring What Makes Us Oregonians

Event | March 21, 2017

Race & Place: Old Town's Chinatown and Japantown through Chinese American and Nikkei Eyes

Chinese and Japanese American elders explore Old Town's multiethnic and multiracial past. This is an Oregon Humanities grant-funded event.

Event | March 22, 2017

Conversation Project: Understanding Disability

Family and Community Stories

Event | March 16, 2017

Conversation Project: Where Are You from?

Exploring What Makes Us Oregonians

Event | June 25, 2017

Conversation Project: What We Want from the Wild

Oregonians across the political spectrum place a high value on the diverse natural resources of our state, but we are divided about how these resources should be used and talked about. In this conversation, Oregon Humanities Executive Director Adam Davis will help participants step back from policy decisions and consider more basic questions about our relationship to the mountains, air, trees, animals, and streams around us.

Event | June 7, 2017

Conversation Project: What Are You?

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

Event | March 5, 2017

Community Forum on Identity and the Use of Race on National Forms

The NAACP Eugene-Springfield Branch hosts a forum about racial identification on government forms. This is an Oregon Humanities grant-funded event.

Event | March 1, 2017

Conversation Project: Where Are You From?

Exploring What Makes Us Oregonians

Event | February 25, 2017

Conversation Project: What's in a Label?

Thinking about Diversity and Racial Categories

Event | February 22, 2017

Race Tool Kit Workshop

Event | February 19, 2017

Conversation Project: Stone Soup

Event | February 9, 2017

Conversation Project: What Are You?

Event | February 9, 2017

Also Fire

Writer Brook Shelley on everyday life as an act of rebellion.

Beyond the Margins | October 26, 2016

Slow Ascent

A Chinese American woman searches for belonging in the country of her grandparents. An essay by Jessica Yen

Magazine | August 11, 2016

Hands Up! at Wieden + Kennedy

Collaborative Projects | July 1, 2016

A Tremendous Force of Will

A conversation about the Great Migration's and the civil right movement with Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Isabel Wilkerson

Magazine | April 11, 2016

Between Ribbon and Root

Hope and a history of tragedy live together in a Cowlitz woman's son. An essay by Christine Dupres

Magazine | April 11, 2016

Mothers to Daughters

Mothers give advice to their daughters about living bravely in an unsafe world in this film produced by Sika Stanton for Oregon Humanities.

Beyond the Margins | March 7, 2016

Objects in Motion

Editor Kathleen Holt on inertia

Magazine | December 18, 2015

What We Pass On

Adam Davis, executive director of Oregon Humanities, writes about cultural inheritance.

Magazine | December 18, 2015

This Way through Oregon

Illustrating the systems that move salmon, waste, traffic, and legislation

Magazine | December 18, 2015

So to Speak

Novelist Laila Lalami on moving between languages to find her voice

Magazine | December 18, 2015

All the Same Ocean

Finding the horizon in a life rocked with waves. An essay by Jason Arias

Magazine | December 18, 2015

Trademark Offense

Bandleader Simon Tam explains his fight to trademark his band’s name, “The Slants.” Tam recently argued his case before the US Supreme Court. He won.

Magazine | August 11, 2015

Group Therapy

Copping out at an uptown slumber party. An essay by Dionisia Morales

Magazine | August 11, 2015

The Rim of the Wound

Writer Wendy Willis's open letter to the students of Columbia University Multicultural Affairs Advisory Board, with a special note to her daughters.

Magazine | August 11, 2015

Perhaps, Perhaps

Bobby Arellano on waiting for an alcoholic father to stand up

Magazine | April 7, 2015

Kansas in Technicolor

After a mastectomy, finding beauty in loss. An essay by Gretchen Icenogle

Magazine | April 7, 2015

Resume Usual Activity

Jamie Passaro writes about parenting—and being parented—through mental illness.

Magazine | April 7, 2015

Starting Over

The bumpy repair of a family after a sudden loss. An essay by Melissa Madenski

Beyond the Margins | March 24, 2015

A Temporary Insanity

Torn between the pull of family and the pull of home. An essay by Gail Wells

Beyond the Margins | January 22, 2015

Magazine Podcast: Quandary

Talking about Ferguson, feminism, and filling out forms with Oregon Humanities magazine contributors

Beyond the Margins | December 17, 2014

Messy Business

Editor Kathleen Holt on parenting as performance

Magazine | December 8, 2014

Feel-Good Feminism

Bitch Media cofounder Andi Zeisler wonders if feminism's pop-culture cachet has doomed the movement.

Magazine | December 8, 2014

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

Posts

Readers Write about Quandary

Magazine | December 8, 2014

Another Life

I think often of the taste of my grandfather's grapes and of the meat from my father's knife. An essay by Hanna Neuschwander

Beyond the Margins | November 18, 2014

What's the Use?

Why bother with history? Why bother at all? An essay by Robert Leo Heilman

Beyond the Margins | October 16, 2014

The Bamboo Ceiling

Alex Tizon on how "Orientals" became "Asians." An excerpt from Big Little Man: In Search of My Asian Self

Beyond the Margins | September 15, 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

What's Mine Is Yours

Editor Kathleen Holt on developing a capacity for solitude and a habit of self-reflection in her children

Magazine | March 25, 2014

Mark My Words

Linguist Edwin Battistella on pronouns and the myth of a "me generation"

Magazine | March 25, 2014

In Defense of Navel-Gazing

To understand the world, we must first understand ourselves. An essay by Jay Ponteri

Magazine | March 25, 2014

Trapped in the Spotlight

What happens when quitting your job means quitting yourself? An essay by Courtenay Hameister

Magazine | March 25, 2014

The Thing with Feathers

Joanna Rose on a writer's road trip gone wrong

Magazine | March 25, 2014

You Remind Me of Me

Parent and child, strange and baffling creatures that are part, yet no part, of each other. An essay by Daniel Rivas

Magazine | March 25, 2014

Posts

Readers write about "Me"

Magazine | March 23, 2014

New Again

Magazine | November 15, 2013

A Region by Any Name

From Ecotopia to Cascadia Megaregion, visions of the Pacific Northwest have been secessionist in nature. An essay by Carl Abbott

Magazine | November 8, 2013

Where Are You From?

Connecting to the places where we live. An essay by Wendy Willis

Magazine | November 8, 2013

More Than Skin Deep

Scholar Naomi Zack on the science and social construction of race in America

Magazine | August 9, 2013

One America?

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

Magazine | August 9, 2013

Being Brown

Bobbie Willis Soeby on when skin lies and when skin tells the truth

Magazine | August 9, 2013

Rodeo City

Pendleton has built its identity around a dogged loyalty to tradition. An essay by Sarah Mirk

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

The Image and Act of Communion

Editor's note

Magazine | November 8, 2011

Unimaginable Riches

The unfamiliar offers its own rewards. An essay by Joanne Mulcahey

Magazine | November 8, 2011

Laughing Into the Abyss

The existential howl of Jewish American humor. By Scott Nadelson

Magazine | December 5, 2010

Seen Though Not Heard

In the designs on a Klikitat basket, a woman finds an unspoken link to her past. An essay by Christine Dupres

Magazine | March 17, 2010