Portland State University instructor David Osborn leads a discussion exploring different meanings of climate change and how our understanding of meaning relates to action.
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?
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."
Oregonians have been active and vocal participants in global debates over trade since the creation of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the World Trade Organization (WTO). Lawyer and researcher Michael Fakhri will lead participants in a conversation about how we assess the value of international trade agreements.
An excerpt from Micah White's book, The End of Protest: A New Playbook for the Revolution
Writer Guy Maynard on a little-known history of a Southern Oregon community during World War II where prisoners of war were more welcome than US military of color
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.
Novelist Laila Lalami on moving between languages to find her voice
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.
Hearing lessons from a bomb. An essay by David Naimon
Two journalists return to their native countries to help other journalists express dissent.
A humanitarian aid worker in Sri Lanka finds herself caught up in a race to harvest the tusks of a dead elephant.
Talking about epigenetics, adoption, faith, and clowns with Oregon Humanities magazine contributors
Alex Tizon on how "Orientals" became "Asians." An excerpt from Big Little Man: In Search of My Asian Self
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.
Robert Paarlberg on the history of the Green Revolution and the future of global food production