Family and Community Stories
Free screening of the documentary Mothering Inside about the effects of incarceration on families
What is Punishment for?
Author Eric Gold on the Portland Expo Center’s era as a prison for Japanese Americans during World War II.
A conversation about the Great Migration's and the civil right movement with Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Isabel Wilkerson
Creative resistance bloomed in the lead up to the Vancouver Olympics. An excerpt from Power Games: A Political History of the Olympics by Jules Boykoff
How Mumia Abu-Jamal Led Me to Activism. An essay by Walidah Imarisha
Bandleader Simon Tam, who is currently arguing his case in the Supreme Court, explains the continuing debate around trademarking his band’s name, “The Slants.”
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.
Two journalists return to their native countries to help other journalists express dissent.
Talking about Ferguson, feminism, and filling out forms with Oregon Humanities magazine contributors
Journalist Nigel Duara on the media becoming part of the story in the 2014 protests in Ferguson, Missouri.
Bitch Media cofounder Andi Zeisler wonders if feminism's pop-culture cachet has doomed the movement.
Writer Wendy Willis ponders which race to check and which people to leave behind when asked about her racial and ethnic background.
Mitchell S. Jackson on the experience of growing up Black in North and Northeast Portland.
The first peace advocates imagined a new story for the United States. An essay by Margot Minardi
When a private tragedy becomes public property. An essay by Nancy Rommelmann
Robert Paarlberg on the history of the Green Revolution and the future of global food production