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.
Join philosopher Monica Mueller to explore our environmental values and question how those values are reflected—or not reflected—in current local, national, and global environmental policies.
From prisons and youth correctional facilities to schools and county jails, we’re surrounded by institutions that punish. But why do we punish? Why is punishment sometimes sanctioned by the state? Are there other ways to punish—such as restorative justice—that may be more effective, reasonable, or desirable?
Photographer Ezra Marcos Ayala reflects on the making of “To Live More Free”
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.
Video screening and panel discussion about This Land's Bitter Harvest project
Undocumented Oregonians are only as safe as the policies that protect them. An essay by Elliott Young
This is an Oregon Humanities grant-funded event.
The NAACP Eugene-Springfield Branch hosts a forum about racial identification on government forms. This is an Oregon Humanities grant-funded event.
This film produced by Jodi Darby for Oregon Humanities shares the experiences of Japanese Americans who were imprisoned in the Portland Expo Center during World War II.
Filmmaker Sika Stanton reflects on the making of “An Oregon Canyon”
Writer Donnell Alexander and photographer Kim Nguyen on one undocumented family's long wait for adequate health care
A conversation about the Great Migration with Isabel Wilkerson and Rukaiyah Adams
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.
Illustrating the systems that move salmon, waste, traffic, and legislation
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.
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
Walidah Imarisha on revealing the stories and struggles of Oregon’s African American communities.
An excerpt from R. Gregory Nokes's book Breaking Chains looks back at Oregon's history of exclusionary laws.