Events & Opportunities

September 14, 2022

Consider This: Black Political Power in Oregon

Join us for a conversation on the state of Black political power in Oregon with Joy Alise Davis, executive director at Imagine Black; Keith Jenkins, director of Southern Oregon Black Leaders, Activists, & Community Coalition; and Marcus LeGrand, vice-chair of Bend-La Pine Schools. Journalist Bruce Poinsette will facilitate the conversation.

This program will take place in-person and will be streamed live, for free, on YouTube. Read more about this event.

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

November 17, 2022

Conversation Project: Conspiracy Theories: Truths, 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.

This is an in-person event. Proof of vaccination is required to attend. Learn more and RSVP here.

7:00 p.m., Hood River County History Museum, Hood River