Events & Opportunities

April 18, 2023

Consider This with Mónica Guzmán

Join us for an onstage conversation on creating connection across political divides with Mónica Guzmán, author of I Never Thought of It That Way: How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times. Guzmán is a bridge builder, journalist, and author who works to get people to talk across thier perceived divides. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased here.

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

Photo of No Big 'I's, No Little 'U's: Building Multigenerational Communities

April 22, 2023

No Big 'I's, No Little 'U's: Building Multigenerational Communities

Today’s young people are seeking to make positive impacts in our world—not only in the future, but now. How can our communities support and uplift their voices, contributions, and growth? In this work led by André Middleton, we will discuss ways to build intergenerational trust and understanding and the role that adults might play in developing age-appropriate pathways to leadership and responsibility.

1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland

April 26, 2023

Oregon Humanities Live

Join the editors of Oregon Humanities magazine for an evening featuring Sallie Tisdale, Laura Gibson, and other contributors reading work from recent issues of the magazine.

This program is 21+.

7:00 p.m., rontoms, Portland

June 2, 2023

The Most, the All of It: New Music, New Spoken Word

Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble (PJCE) and Oregon Poet Laureate Anis Mojgani team up to curate an evening of music and spoken word that sets the artists free to inspire, to rejuvenate, and to provoke reflection. Mojgani and PJCE will pair Portland-based performing poets and composers to work with the 12-member jazz ensemble in a concert featuring a cross-section of composers representing many corners of the Portland poetry and jazz scenes. The title of the show comes from an essay about jazz by Langston Hughes on jazz who said:

“Jazz is a great big sea. It washes up all kinds of fish and shells and spume and waves with a steady old beat, or off-beat. And Louis must be getting old if he thinks J. J. and Kai—and even Elvis—didn’t come out of the same sea he came out of, too…The sun pulls the moon. The moon pulls the sea. They also pull jazz and me. Beyond Kai to Count to Lonnie to Texas Red, beyond June to Sarah to Billy to Bessie to Ma Rainey. And the Most is the It—the all of it.” 

Learn more about this event and buy tickets at PJCE's website.

7:30 p.m., The Old Church, Portland