The People and the Public: 2024–25 Consider This Series

Join us for a series of onstage conversations about all things public.

Photograph of a sculpture of Clara Latourell Larsson, Troutdale's first woman mayor, in front of a historic mural showing the Hotel Troutdale. From the Carol M. Highsmith Archive at the Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

This year, Consider This explores all things public. Who are the people, and what is the public? When we talk about public opinion or public service, whose opinions are we including, and who is being served? Does public ownership of land mean that land should be equally accessible to everyone? What are the dividing lines between public and private life?

Join us for onstage conversations in Portland, Hood River, La Grande, and elsewhere to dig into questions like these with people working in public engagement, public education, land management, media, government, and more.


Tickets for Consider This events are available for $15 (General Admission) and $30 (Conversation Starter). To ensure that everyone who wants to attend is able to, we make a portion of tickets free.

If you’re able to pay for a ticket, we ask that you do so to help keep this program accessible to all. When you buy a Conversation Starter ticket, you help keep ticket prices low for everyone. Oregon Humanities uses income from Consider This ticket sales to pay for venue rental and honoraria for our guests.

You can support Consider This by making a donation to Oregon Humanities or providing a business sponsorship. For more information about these options, contact Julia Martinez Soto at or (503) 241-0543, ext. 118.


This series is made possible by funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as well as support from the Oregon Cultural Trust.


Civic Life, Government, Land, Public Policy, Capitalism


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