How Our Fear about the Future Affects Our Actions
Four Rivers Cultural Center's series "My Brother's Keeper" screens eight films on issues such as mental health, addiction, and mass incarceration. The series is supported 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