Showing 52 results for tag Oregon

Think & Drink with Rukaiyah Adams and Eric K. Ward

Join us November 15 at the Alberta Rose Theatre in Portland for a live conversation on race, power, and justice.

Think & Drink | September 27, 2017

Conversation Project: Seeing the Forest for the Trees

Stewarding Our Public Forests

Event | March 10, 2018

Conversation Project: Where Are Queer People Welcome?

Join facilitator Jill Winsor in a discussion that explores how the complexity of the queer community intersects with the spaces and communities that surround us.

Event | November 10, 2017

Conversation Project: Seeing the Forest for the Trees

Stewarding Our Public Forests

Event | November 16, 2017

Conversation Project: Seeing the Forest for the Trees

Stewarding Our Public Forests

Event | June 30, 2018

Finding Home at the Mims

From the 1940s to '60s, the Mims House was a safe place to stay for African Americans traveling through Oregon. Now it’s a gathering place for the Black community in Eugene. Video by Nisha Burton.

This Land | September 11, 2017

Conversation Project: Crime and Punishment in Oregon

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?

Event | November 15, 2017

Conversation Project: Where Are Queer People Welcome?

A majority of Americans now accept gay and lesbian relationships, but the queer population is made up of a diversity of communities and experiences. Are all queer people accepted, tolerated, and embraced everywhere?

Event | September 24, 2017

Reaching Back for Truth

Gwen Trice has spent the last fifteen years uncovering her father’s legacy and the history of Oregon’s Black loggers, who lived and worked in Wallowa County at a time when the Oregon's constitution included a provision excluding Blacks from the state.

This Land | August 24, 2017

Making Woodburn History

Gustavo Gutierrez-Gomez makes it his mission to get people together.

Magazine | August 23, 2017

More to the Story

A grade-school musical offers educators and students a chance to reexamine history. An article by Marty Hughley with photos by Fred Joe

Magazine | August 22, 2017

Think & Drink with Walidah Imarisha

A conversation on criminalization, poverty, prisons, harm, and systems of accountability within the US criminal justice system with writer and educator Walidah Imarisha.

Event | October 9, 2017

History in the News: Real Stories of "Fake" News

Accusations and allegations about “fake news" and the manipulations of “mainstream media” aren’t unique to America in the twenty first century. Join Willamette Heritage Center for a conversation about the history of journalism’s role in educating, empowering, and enraging Oregonians. This event is funded in part by a grant from Oregon Humanities.

Event | June 15, 2017

The Opposite of What We Know

Writer Putsata Reang reflects on the project "Bitter Harvest"

This Land | April 24, 2017

Healing the Divide

Talking about race in Southern Oregon

Responsive Program Grants | April 11, 2017

Bitter Harvest Screening and Discussion

Video screening and panel discussion about This Land's Bitter Harvest project

Event | May 3, 2017

2017 Public Program Grants

In 2017, the Oregon Humanities board of directors awarded $60,000 in grants to thirteen nonprofit organizations from around the state in support of programs that bring people together to think and talk about challenging issues and ideas.

Public Program Grants | April 3, 2017

Gaining Ground Film Screening and Discussion

This is an Oregon Humanities grant-funded event.

Event | March 21, 2017

Building Fire-Adapted Communities

Responsive Program Grants | August 25, 2016

Feeling It All

Oregon Humanities magazine editor Kathleen Holt on the complicated and blurry lines between private rights and public good

Magazine | August 11, 2016

The Farmers of Tanner Creek

Writer Putsata Reang on the little-known history of Chinese farmers and vegetable peddlers in Portland

Magazine | August 11, 2016


Writer Donnell Alexander and photographer Kim Nguyen on one undocumented family's long wait for adequate health care

Magazine | August 11, 2016

"I'm Not Staying Here Another Day"

A conversation about the Great Migration with Isabel Wilkerson and Rukaiyah Adams

Beyond the Margins | June 28, 2016

Whose State Is This?

Journalist Brent Walth on how legal measures targeting Latino Oregonians reflect fears of change.

Magazine | December 18, 2015

This Way through Oregon

Illustrating the systems that move salmon, waste, traffic, and legislation

Magazine | December 18, 2015

My North Star

How Mumia Abu-Jamal Led Me to Activism. An essay by Walidah Imarisha

Beyond the Margins | November 24, 2015

The River Fix

Journalist Valerie Rapp on the complexities of dam removal

Magazine | April 7, 2015


Magazine | April 7, 2015

Future: Portland

Civic leaders describe the loss of Portland's strong black communities and the hope of restoring them in the future in a video by Ifanyi Bell.

Beyond the Margins | March 9, 2015

The Sheen of Something Broken

Think & Drink | January 16, 2015

Another Life

I think often of the taste of my grandfather's grapes and of the meat from my father's knife. An essay by Hanna Neuschwander

Beyond the Margins | November 18, 2014

The Thing with Feathers

Joanna Rose on a writer's road trip gone wrong

Magazine | March 25, 2014


Readers write about "Me"

Magazine | March 23, 2014

Into the Welter

Editor Kathleen Holt on cities as more than just places

Magazine | December 5, 2013

This Land Planned for You and Me

J. David Santen Jr. on what Oregon's communities look like forty years after the passage of Senate Bill 100

Magazine | December 5, 2013

Belonging and Connection

Bette Lynch Husted on imperfect small-town life in Pendleton.

Magazine | December 5, 2013

On the River

Debra Gwartney on learning to love the isolation of her adopted home on the McKenzie River.

Magazine | December 5, 2013

Here Now

Editor Kathleen Holt on the many meanings of place

Magazine | November 8, 2013

The State That Timber Built

Tara Rae Miner on what Oregon owes the struggling timber communities that helped shape the state'’s identity

Magazine | November 8, 2013

A Region by Any Name

From Ecotopia to Cascadia Megaregion, visions of the Pacific Northwest have been secessionist in nature. An essay by Carl Abbott

Magazine | November 8, 2013

Water Wars

Journalist J. David Santen Jr. on how battles, compromises, and resolutions abound in a state flush with water.

Magazine | November 8, 2013

Where Are You From?

Connecting to the places where we live. An essay by Wendy Willis

Magazine | November 8, 2013

The Newcomers

The boundaries between "what was" and "what is." An essay by Dionisia Morales

Magazine | November 8, 2013

A Hidden History

Walidah Imarisha on revealing the stories and struggles of Oregon’s African American communities.

Magazine | August 13, 2013

Rodeo City

Pendleton has built its identity around a dogged loyalty to tradition. An essay by Sarah Mirk

Magazine | July 25, 2013

Second-Chance Family

Rajneeshpuram has come and gone: what keep believers bound to one another? By Marion Goldman

Magazine | November 8, 2011

Uprockin' the Rose City

The community that hip hop built in Portland. An article by Walidah Imarisha

Magazine | August 8, 2011

Shooting the Lions

Two cousins try to revive the family circus with tragic results. By Susan Meyers

Magazine | April 4, 2011


Two rivers; two Western tales of hubris

Magazine | April 4, 2011

Second Opinions

Camela Raymond asks economists, activists, public officials, and financiers for advice for Oregon's ailing economy.

Magazine | August 10, 2010

Continual Watching

Historian Bob Bussel on Oregon'’s long history of protecting workers

Magazine | August 10, 2010

What Remains

A search for the site of a notorious massacre in Hells Canyon

Magazine | March 17, 2010