Portland State University instructor David Osborn leads a discussion exploring different meanings of climate change and how our understanding of meaning relates to action.
Emilly Prado explores the stories of three families in the small rural border town of Nyssa, Oregon, and how immigration policy changes have affected their lives.
Emilly Prado writes about how changes to immigration legislation shape the lives of undocumented families in an excerpt from "More than Words," her project for Oregon Humanities' Emerging Journalists, Community Stories project.
Heather Arndt Anderson writes about finding connections to her Volga German ancestors through recipes and semi-poisonous berries.
Mohamed Asem writes about finding community in shared stories of unjust detention in an excerpt from his memoir, Stranger in the Pen.
Through January 27, 2019, at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art
An excerpt from Emilly Prado's upcoming story about undocumented and mixed-status families living in Oregon.
In this conversation, facilitator Astrid Castro will ask participants to explore questions such as, What role do race and racism play in your family? What are the personal experiences that inform how you talk to adopted children in your life about where they are from? Where do you need to grow to be the best resource you can be for children who are adopted?
Scot Nakagawa explores the roots of race and the model minority myth
In this conversation, Manuel Padilla, who has worked with refugees in Haiti, Chad, and Washington, DC, asks participants to consider questions of uprootedness, hospitality, identity, perception, and integration and how we might build more informed, responsive, resilient, and vibrant communities.
The 2017–18 Think & Drink series on race, power, and justice concludes with a conversation with Rinku Sen. Sen is a senior strategist for Race Forward, a national organization that advances racial justice through research, media and practice, and a contributing writer for the organization’s daily news site, Colorlines.
The University of Oregon’s Wayne Morse Center explores borders, migration, and belonging.
A keynote address by immigration and education rights advocate Julissa Arce. This program is made possible in part by a Responsive Program Grant from Oregon Humanities.
In commemoration of the Season of Nonviolence, immigration and education rights advocate Julissa Arce will use her inspirational story to change the conversation around immigration. This program is made possible in part by a Responsive Program Grant from Oregon Humanities.
This fall, Four Rivers Cultural Center in Ontario will present "My Brother's Keeper," a series of eight documentary film screenings exploring the lives of marginalized peoples and issues such as mental health, addiction, and mass incarceration. Each screening will be followed by a presentation and Q&A session by a local nonprofit or government agency.
Photographer Ezra Marcos Ayala reflects on the making of “To Live More Free”
Theater, documentaries, historic exhibits, lectures, and tours will explore will explore the history and legacy of Vanport. Oregon Humanities is a cosponsor of this event.
Writer Putsata Reang reflects on the project "Bitter Harvest"
Writer Putsata Reang and filmmaker Ivy Lin explore the stories of Chinese laborers in the 1900s who helped establish the state's reputation as an international beer capital, despite exclusion laws that kept them from owning the hop farms where they worked.
Undocumented Oregonians are only as safe as the policies that protect them. An essay by Elliott Young
The first program of the 2017 History in the News forum series explores the history of immigration, immigration law, and immigrant rights in Oregon. This is an Oregon Humanities grant-funded event.
Author Zahir Janmohamed and photographer Tojo Andrianarivo profile student refugees living and thriving in Portland despite uncertainty.
Writer Putsata Reang on the little-known history of Chinese farmers and vegetable peddlers in Portland
Writer Donnell Alexander and photographer Kim Nguyen on one undocumented family's long wait for adequate health care
Readers write about Root
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.
The long-persecuted Roma people begin to speak out. By Lisa Loving
Readers write about Safe
Reporter Putsata Reang and photographer Kim Nguyen share their stories of leaving their home countries as refugees, meeting as students at the University of Oregon, and returning to Southeast Asia as journalists. A film produced by Dawn Jones for Oregon Humanities.
Elliot Young writes about the origins of the belief that immigrants harm our society
Readers write about "Me"
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.
A conversation between Gregory Rodriguez and Tomas Jimenez about American identity, race, immigration, and ideology.
A two-week journey toward hope and home. By Vicente Martinez.
The history and future of Slavic refugees in Oregon. By Susan W. Hardwick