Who owns it? Who gets to live on it? And who decides its future?
Chinese and Japanese American elders explore Old Town's multiethnic and multiracial past. This is an Oregon Humanities grant-funded event.
How does homelessness affect the lives of all people within a community? What does it mean for there to be masses of people who are not adequately housed? Join storyteller Ryan Stroud to share your stories and learn about the experiences of others.
A conversation about the future of housing and urban development in Portland with civic leaders and developers poised to make it happen.
Oregonians across the political spectrum place a high value on the diverse natural resources of our state, but we are divided about how these resources should be used and talked about. In this conversation, Oregon Humanities Executive Director Adam Davis will help participants step back from policy decisions and consider more basic questions about our relationship to the mountains, air, trees, animals, and streams around us.
This is an Oregon Humanities grant-funded event.
Join us Wednesday, March 15 at the Alberta Rose Theatre for a conversation about the future of housing and urban development in Portland with civic leaders and developers poised to make it happen.
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 reflects on the making of “An Oregon Canyon”
Produced by Sika Stanton and Donnell Alexander for Oregon Humanities, this film reveals the story of a canyon in Jefferson County, Oregon that was renamed for John A. Brown in 2014, one of the first Black homesteaders in Oregon.
Every quarter counts in subsidized senior housing. An essay by Josephine Cooper
An excerpt about searching for lost sheep in the wilderness of Hells Canyon from Joseph author Pamela Royes’ book, Temperance Creek
A conversation about the Great Migration with Isabel Wilkerson and Rukaiyah Adams
Oregon Humanities magazine editor Kathleen Holt on the power--and privilege--of rooting oneself to places
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
A conversation about the Great Migration's and the civil right movement with Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Isabel Wilkerson
Writer Helen Hill on consequences she faced after leaving her beloved home in the hands of others
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
Hope and a history of tragedy live together in a Cowlitz woman's son. An essay by Christine Dupres
Readers write about Root
An essay by Brian Doyle
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 Move
Torn between the pull of family and the pull of home. An essay by Gail Wells
Filmmaker Ifanyi Bell writes about growing up underestimated in Portland
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
Tara Rae Miner on what Oregon owes the struggling timber communities that helped shape the state's identity
From Ecotopia to Cascadia Megaregion, visions of the Pacific Northwest have been secessionist in nature. An essay by Carl Abbott
Connecting to the places where we live. An essay by Wendy Willis
The boundaries between "what was" and "what is." An essay by Dionisia Morales
Tragedy on a hot summer day. An essay by Monica Drake