So Much Together

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. 

Past Workshops


Seeds of Collective Healing: Art Making as a Response to Living and Dying with Crystal Meneses
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Bridging the Gaps: The Future of the Intergenerational Climate Movement with Danny Cage and Adah Crandall
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No Big 'I's, No Little 'U's: Building Multigenerational Communities with Andre Middleton
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Sharing the Tools: Creative Collaboration for BIPOC Artists and Audiences with Gabriel Barrera and Manya Yana
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Create, Iterate, Persist: Connecting People to Action and Action to a Movement with Karen Wolfgang
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Me, Myself, and Us: Evolving Identity Beyond Labels with MOsley WOtta
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Staged Frights: Banding Together Around a Playful, Creative Cause with JR Rymut
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We Can Create a Paradise with Andrea Whiteplume and Stefanie Krantz
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The Link Between Us: How Technology Can Create (and Impede) Opportunity with Caroline Gao
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What Should Not Be Forgotten: Crafting Living Legacies with Susan DeFreitas
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Seeing More Than What's in Front of You with Tammy Jo Wilson
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The Circle is Expanding: The Gift of Climate Grief with Daniela Naomi Molnar, Thomas Doherty, and Emma Marris
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Writing on the Landscape: Reimagining Monuments and Memorials with David Harrelson and Jess Perlitz
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Wit, Wisdom, and Fury: Collaborative Approaches to Community Wellness with Darrell Wade and Christopher Scott
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Workshops in this series were inspired by the "Possession" issue and the  “Feed” issue.

Us and Our Stuff with Frog & Toad Hauling Company

The People’s Park: Reclaiming Underused Spaces for Our Communities with Lauren Everett

Shared Possessions with Patricia Vázquez Gómez

Land Conservation: Roots, Realities, and Reimaginings with Katie Voelke

Rekindling Our Ancestral Relations through Food with Michelle Week

Inheritance Stories: Oral Histories of Food Culture with Lola Milholland
View the Inheritance Stories Collective Cookbook, a project created in collaboration by workshop participants.