So Much Together is an Oregon Humanities program that celebrates the abundance of imaginative and collaborative work happening in Oregon and throughout the Pacific Northwest.
So Much Together workshops blend presentation, conversation, and activities to build understanding of how great work is shaping lives and the land in our region.
Click here to view a list of past workshops, including links to presentation recordings.
Nominate a guest presenter
We are currently creating our 2024 season of So Much Together workshops, taking place from January through June of 2024. We are seeking public input as we look for guest presenters whose work in some way connects to one or more of the series themes: Public, Currents, and Fear.
Presenters receive compensation and support from Oregon Humanities staff throughout the workshop planning process. It’s a great way to spread the word about the presenters’ work—and to get people engaged and inspired.
If you would like to suggest a person, organization, or collective doing imaginative and collaborative work in the Pacific Northwest region—or if you are interested in presenting your own work—please let us know via this form. Please note that if you are nominating someone else, you are not committing the nominee to present; you are only letting us know about them and expressing your support for their inclusion in the program.
What to Expect During a Workshop
At each event, guest presenters share their work through storytelling, diverse media, and dialogue. Participants are invited to ask questions, have conversations, and collaborate on projects and activities designed by presenters to inspire meaningful engagement with the ideas and processes that make this great work happen.
So Much Together is open to the public and free to attend. These workshops are for anyone interested in better understanding how collaborative and imaginative work is shaping lives and the land in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. They can be particularly relevant to people who are interested in deepening collaborative and imaginative qualities in their own work and exploring how their work aligns with existing endeavors. People who are early in their careers or at crossroads may find inspiration, connection, belonging, and joy in So Much Together.
Workshops focus on themes explored in Oregon Humanities magazine. Guest presenters will include magazine contributors and people nominated by the public, including Oregon Humanities staff and partner organizations.
No Big 'I's, No Little 'U's: Building Multigenerational Communities with Andre Middleton
Sharing the Tools: Creative Collaboration for BIPOC Artists and Audiences with Gabriel Barrera and Manya Yana
Me, Myself, and Us: Evolving Identity Beyond Labels with MOsley WOtta
Staged Frights: Banding Together Around a Playful, Creative Cause with JR Rymut
Seeing More Than What's in Front of You with Tammy Jo Wilson
Inheritance Stories: Oral Histories of Food Culture with Lola Milholland
View the Inheritance Stories Collective Cookbook, a project created in collaboration by workshop participants.