About the Work

At Oregon Humanities, we strive to always be learning and reflecting on our work. Here's where we share what we learn as we refine our programs and practices.


Strategic Plan

During the last year of the 2015—2017 business plan, the Oregon Humanities team developed the 2018–20 strategic plan driven by our organizational vision of an Oregon that invites diverse perspectives, explores challenging questions, and strives for just communities. It’s important to note that the national and statewide climate during the developement of the 2018—2020 strategic plan was markedly different from what it was three years prior. As communities face urgent challenges—many of which seem to hinge on differences in perspectives, beliefs, and backgrounds—our efforts to address these challenges by bringing people together for conversation, reflection, and education are more risky endeavors today than they have been in the past. Read the entire 2018—2020 Strategic Plan.


Equity and Inclusion Lens

The Oregon Humanities equity work team produced in 2017 an Equity and Inclusion Lens Handbook to guide our organizational work. This handbook is an adaptation from the City of Ottawa Equity and Inclusion Lens, which was coproduced by the City of Ottawa and the City for All Women Initiative in 2011 and revised in 2015. Some concepts have been adapted from Global Diversity and Inclusion Benchmarks: Standards for Organizations Around the World by Julie O’Mara and Alan Richter and from the Center for Equity and Inclusion’s Reframing Racism workshop. Read the entire Equity and Inclusion Lens Handbook. Please do not reproduce or distribute this document without permission from Oregon Humanities.