Events & Opportunities

May 26, 2022

Conversation Project: Violencia sexual y el significado de la justicia

Las acusaciones de violencia sexual se han vuelto cada vez más públicas en los últimos años, especialmente con el advenimiento del poderoso movimiento #MeToo. La manera en que tratamos las repercusiones de la violencia sexual es muy compleja y continúa siendo debatida acaloradamente. En esta conversación exploraremos los potenciales significados de la justicia, específicamente en instancias de violencia sexual. ¿Quién la define, cómo se logra y cuándo sabemos que la hemos conseguido? Esta conversación se llevará a cabo en español.

6:30 p.m., Cornelius Public Library, Cornelius

Photo of Wit, Wisdom, and Fury: Collaborative Approaches to Community Wellness

May 31, 2022

Wit, Wisdom, and Fury: Collaborative Approaches to Community Wellness

In this So Much Together workshop, community activist and educator Darrell Wade will share how he came to found Black Men’s Wellness, a community-based initiative that addresses health concerns commonly affecting Black and African American men. Co-presented with Christopher Scott, a facilitator with Black Men’s Wellness and creator of the Hip Hop Social Worker podcast, this workshop will offer insights and perspectives on building community-based networks for health, while identifying the ways that collaboration and imagination inform this work.

6:00 p.m. Pacific, Virtual Event, statewide

June 8, 2022

Consider This with Jelly Helm and Nataki Garrett

Join us on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, for a conversation about storytelling and yearning with Nataki Garrett, artistic director of Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and Jelly Helm, founder of the branding agency Studio Jelly. We’ll talk about how stories shape culture in advertising and theater alike. This program is part of our 2022 Consider This series, American Dreams, American Myths, American Hopes.

Doors will open at 6:00 p.m, and the event will begin at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $15. Click here to purchase a ticket.

No-cost tickets are also available for this event. Click here to register for a no-cost ticket.

7:00 p.m., Alberta Rose Theatre, Portland

June 9, 2022

In-person Facilitation Training

Oregon Humanities' facilitation training prepares people to plan and facilitate conversations about vital issues and questions across differences, beliefs, and backgrounds. These conversations help build strong relationships within organizations and among communities. Read more about these trainings.

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Oregon Humanities, Portland

June 18, 2022

Conversation Project: Housing and Belonging

Housing and homelessness is a visible and divisive issue in local media, in politics, and across different communities within our state. Many of us were experiencing housing instability and economic uncertainty even during the “boom” times before the current crisis. This conversation will explore common assumptions and perspectives about the experience of houselessness/homelessness and seek to answer the question, How do we decide who “belongs” in our community?

RSVP here.

4:30 p.m., Portland Center Stage, Portland

June 24, 2022

Conversation Project: Conspiracy Theories: Truth, Facts, and Tinfoil Hats

The Flat Earth Society. The Illuminati. QAnon. Sometimes it seems like conspiracy theories have been multiplying exponentially, especially in this time of global pandemic. Why do we gravitate toward conspiracy theories to make sense of the world? What human need do these stories fill? In this program, we’ll explore some conspiracy theories old and new, famous and obscure. What common themes do they share? How do they operate as stories and how do they evolve? What’s the difference between a conspiracy theory and myth, folklore, and “fake news”? We’ll talk about the mechanics of conspiracy theories as we explore how to determine what’s true, what’s false, and whom to trust.

3:30 p.m. Pacific, Chetco Community Public Library, Brookings

July 5, 2022

Conversation Project: Violencia sexual y el significado de la justicia

Las acusaciones de violencia sexual se han vuelto cada vez más públicas en los últimos años, especialmente con el advenimiento del poderoso movimiento #MeToo. La manera en que tratamos las repercusiones de la violencia sexual es muy compleja y continúa siendo debatida acaloradamente. En esta conversación exploraremos los potenciales significados de la justicia, específicamente en instancias de violencia sexual. ¿Quién la define, cómo se logra y cuándo sabemos que la hemos conseguido?

6:00 p.m. Pacific, Virtual Event, statewide

August 4, 2022

In-person Facilitation Training

Oregon Humanities' facilitation training prepares people to plan and facilitate conversations about vital issues and questions across differences, beliefs, and backgrounds. These conversations help build strong relationships within organizations and among communities. Read more about these trainings.

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Oregon Humanities, Portland

October 27, 2022

Virtual facilitation training

Oregon Humanities' facilitation training prepares people to plan and facilitate conversations about vital issues and questions across differences, beliefs, and backgrounds. These conversations help build strong relationships within organizations and among communities. Read more about these trainings.

10: 00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Pacific, Virtual Event, statewide