Writer Putsata Reang reflects on the project "Bitter Harvest"
What Do We Want from Leaders? This event has been canceled and will be rescheduled to a later date.
Exploring What Makes Us Oregonians
Emily Drew will lead participants in a conversation that explores some of the causes of this continued isolation and the differences of experience between Oregonians of different races—such as institutional racism, white privilege, and unconscious bias.
Chinese and Japanese American elders explore Old Town's multiethnic and multiracial past. This is an Oregon Humanities grant-funded event.
Many Oregonians value racial diversity and the dimension and depth it adds to our lives, yet we remain largely isolated from one another and have yet to fulfill the vision of a racially integrated society. Willamette University professor Emily Drew will lead participants in a conversation that explores some of the causes of this continued isolation and the differences of experience between Oregonians of different races—such as institutional racism, white privilege, and unconscious bias.
A conversation with Portland leaders and activists working on creative ways to mitigate the effects of the city's housing shortage and build more stable, prosperous communities.
A conversation about the future of housing and urban development in Portland with civic leaders and developers poised to make it happen.
What Do We Want from Leaders?
This is an Oregon Humanities grant-funded event.
Free screening of the documentary Mothering Inside about the effects of incarceration on families
Exploring What Makes Us Oregonians
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.
Oregon Humanities magazine editor Kathleen Holt on sexism, power, and exclusion on her son's co-ed soccer team
Author Eric Gold on the Portland Expo Center’s era as a prison for Japanese Americans during World War II.
An excerpt from Micah White's book, The End of Protest: A New Playbook for the Revolution
A Sanders delegate's brush with national party politics. An essay by Valdez Bravo
Writer Bobbie Willis Soeby on raising her sons to not rape
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
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
Mothers give advice to their daughters about living bravely in an unsafe world in this film produced by Sika Stanton for Oregon Humanities.
The long-persecuted Roma people begin to speak out. By Lisa Loving
Novelist Laila Lalami on moving between languages to find her voice
Loretta Stinson on deciding to leave an abusive marriage for good
How Mumia Abu-Jamal Led Me to Activism. An essay by Walidah Imarisha
Are there alternatives to police that could keep communities safe? Author Kristian Williams discusses lessons from the Black Freedom Movement.
Writer Wendy Willis's open letter to the students of Columbia University Multicultural Affairs Advisory Board, with a special note to her daughters.
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
Writer Wendy Willis ponders which race to check and which people to leave behind when asked about her racial and ethnic background.
Filmmaker Ifanyi Bell writes about growing up underestimated in Portland
Editor Kathleen Holt on conflict in sports and politics
Photographer Jim Lommasson collaborates with war veterans on a gallery exhibit and book project that look at life for soldiers after returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Writer and historian Andrew Bacevich on changing the way Americans think about war
Journalist J. David Santen Jr. on how battles, compromises, and resolutions abound in a state flush with water.
A timeline of the stories and struggles of Oregons African American communities by Walidah Imarisha
Embracing both the wonder and terror of awe. An essay by Courtney Campbell