Events & Opportunities

September 25, 2018

Conversation Project: Why DIY? Self-sufficiency and American Life

Are we as self-sufficient as we can be? As we should be? What are the pleasures and pitfalls of doing it yourself? This conversation investigates why we strive to be makers and doers in a world that provides more conveniences than ever before.

6:00 p.m., North Tillamook Library, Manzanita

September 27, 2018

Conversation Project: Beyond Fake News

How We Find Accurate Information about the World

5:30 p.m., Lacey Timberland Library, Lacey

September 27, 2018

Conversation Project: Sharing Our Lives with Animals

Artist and educator Karin Bolender Hart invites us to share our own animal stories, consider how our personal experiences and beliefs about the lives of animals shape the stories we tell, and reflect on how these stories in turn affect our choices as caretakers, farmers, consumers, and companions.

4:00 p.m., Rogue River Library, Rogue River

October 1, 2018

Conversation Project: Power, Privilege, and Racial Diversity in Oregon

Willamette University professor Emily Drew will lead participants in a conversation about the challenges to creating racially diverse, inclusive communities despite the accomplishments since the civil rights era.

6:30 p.m., Lake Oswego United Church of Christ, Lake Oswego

October 1, 2018

Conversation Project: The Space Between Us

Immigrants, Refugees, and Oregon

6:00 p.m., Concordia University Library, Portland

October 4, 2018

Facilitation Training

Oregon Humanities trains facilitators to lead conversations about vital issues and ideas across differences, beliefs, and backgrounds. This two-day training will help you strengthen your skills in planning and facilitating conversations on issues you care about within your organization or in the broader community.

, Deschutes Public Library Administration, Bend

October 11, 2018

Conversation Project: Fish Tales

Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon

7:00 p.m., Lovell Showroom at Fort George Brewery, Astoria

October 11, 2018

Conversation Project: Everyone Can Be a Leader

Exploring Nontraditional Community Leadership

7:00 p.m., Banks Public Library, Banks

October 11, 2018

Conversation Project: Beyond Fake News

How We Find Accurate Information about the World

6:00 p.m., Vancouver Community Library, Vancouver

October 16, 2018

Conversation Project: How Do Our Values Influence Environmental Policy?

Given competing interests and visions of the public good, how do we protect our common resources such as land, water, and air? 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.

6:00 p.m., Hillsboro Brookwood Library, Hillsboro