Showing 31 results for tag Civil Rights

Think & Drink with Desmond Meade

Join us for an onstage conversation about voting rights and the future of democracy with Desmond Meade, president of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, and Adam Davis, executive director of Oregon Humanities.

Event | October 16, 2019

Think & Drink with Desmond Meade

The 2019–20 Think & Drink series, Making Democracy, kicks off with the president of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition.

Think & Drink | August 14, 2019

Conversation Project: Can We Get Along?

In 1992, in the midst of riots sparked by the acquittal of police officers who brutally beat him, Rodney King asked, “Can we get along?” This iconic American question still resonates today. What is it that drives this question, and why can it be so difficult to answer? What holds us back from connecting with each other? How do our personal experiences contribute to—and have the potential to break down—these barriers? Join facilitator Chisao Hata as she holds space to examine our individual and collective questions on race, perspectives, and cultural values around what brings us together and what separates us. This conversation may include some hands-on activities.

Event | June 20, 2019

Conversation Project: Can We Get Along?

In 1992, in the midst of riots sparked by the acquittal of police officers who brutally beat him, Rodney King asked, “Can we get along?” This iconic American question still resonates today. What is it that drives this question, and why can it be so difficult to answer? What holds us back from connecting with each other? How do our personal experiences contribute to—and have the potential to break down—these barriers? Join facilitator Chisao Hata as she holds space to examine our individual and collective questions on race, perspectives, and cultural values around what brings us together and what separates us. This conversation may include some hands-on activities.

Event | August 28, 2019

Conversation Project: Crime and Punishment in Oregon

From prisons and youth correctional facilities to schools and county jails, we’re surrounded by institutions that punish. But why do we punish? Why is punishment sometimes sanctioned by the state? Critics of the “prison industrial complex” argue that our methods and scale of punishment are informed by profit, while tough-on-crime policymakers believe that punishment must be meaningful enough to prevent recidivism and ensure public safety. Are there other ways to punish—such as restorative justice—that may be more effective, reasonable, or desirable? Philosopher and writer Monica Mueller facilitates a conversation around these questions and others regarding our motivation, purpose, and methods of punishment.

Event | July 9, 2019

Conversation Project: Can We Get Along?

In 1992, in the midst of riots sparked by the acquittal of police officers who brutally beat him, Rodney King asked, “Can we get along?” This iconic American question still resonates today. What is it that drives this question, and why can it be so difficult to answer? What holds us back from connecting with each other? How do our personal experiences contribute to—and have the potential to break down—these barriers? Join facilitator Chisao Hata as she holds space to examine our individual and collective questions on race, perspectives, and cultural values around what brings us together and what separates us. This conversation may include some hands-on activities.

Event | April 20, 2019

Conversation Project: Can We Get Along?

Examining Our Personal Experiences of Connection and Community

Event | April 25, 2019

Conversation Project: What's the Purpose of Public Education?

Join facilitator Aimee Craig for a conversation that explores the extent to which our various—and sometimes conflicting—ideals about the purpose of public education align with what is happening in our schools.

Event | January 25, 2019

Conversation Project: Can We Get Along?

Examining Our Personal Experiences of Connection and Community

Event | February 24, 2019

Looking Forward, Looking Past

An excerpt from Emilly Prado's upcoming story about undocumented and mixed-status families living in Oregon.

Beyond the Margins | October 30, 2018

Conversation Project: What's the Purpose of Public Education?

Join facilitator Aimee Craig for a conversation that explores the extent to which our various—and sometimes conflicting—ideals about the purpose of public education align with what is happening in our schools.

Event | October 24, 2018

Conversation Project: Sentenced for a Season, Punished for Life

What does it mean to our society that 8 percent of our overall US population—and 33 percent of African American men—who have felony convictions run into these barriers after they serve time in prison? Join facilitator Pamela Slaughter in a conversation about how this reality affects our communities and what alternatives might look like.

Event | November 15, 2018

Conversation Project: Crime and Punishment in Oregon

This conversation explores why and how we punish and asks, are there other ways that are more effective, reasonable, or desireable?

Event | May 10, 2018

Black History Month Film Series: "I Am Not Your Negro"

Self Enhancement, Inc. presents Raoul Peck's film I Am Not Your Negro, followed by a panel discussion with Aisha Karefa-Smart, a niece of James Baldwin, and Darrais Carter, assistant professor of Black studies at Portland State university. This program is made possible in part by a Responsive Program Grant from Oregon Humanities.

Event | February 17, 2018

Think & Drink on Organizing in Oregon

Join us for a conversation about the challenges and opportunities in community organizing around Oregon at the Alberta Rose Theatre in Portland.

Event | January 24, 2018

Alternate Endings, Radical Beginnings

A program of short videos by Visual AIDS

Event | December 1, 2017

Conversation Project: Crime and Punishment in Oregon

From prisons and youth correctional facilities to schools and county jails, we’re surrounded by institutions that punish. But why do we punish? Why is punishment sometimes sanctioned by the state? Are there other ways to punish—such as restorative justice—that may be more effective, reasonable, or desirable?

Event | November 15, 2017

You Are Being Watched

The United States’ long history of turning citizens against one another. An excerpt from Joshua Reeves' Citizen Spies: The Long Rise of America’s Surveillance Society, reprinted with permission from New York University Press.

Magazine | August 22, 2017

Uncovered

Writer Donnell Alexander and photographer Kim Nguyen on one undocumented family's long wait for adequate health care

Magazine | August 11, 2016

"I'm Not Staying Here Another Day"

A conversation about the Great Migration with Isabel Wilkerson and Rukaiyah Adams

Beyond the Margins | June 28, 2016

Just People Like Us

Writer Guy Maynard on a little-known history of a Southern Oregon community during World War II where prisoners of war were more welcome than US military of color

Magazine | April 11, 2016

A Tremendous Force of Will

A conversation about the Great Migration's and the civil right movement with Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Isabel Wilkerson

Magazine | April 11, 2016

Trademark Offense

Bandleader Simon Tam explains his fight to trademark his band’s name, “The Slants.” Tam recently argued his case before the US Supreme Court. He won.

Magazine | August 11, 2015

Civil Rights with Guns

Are there alternatives to police that could keep communities safe? Author Kristian Williams discusses lessons from the Black Freedom Movement.

Magazine | August 11, 2015

Full Circle

Two journalists return to their native countries to help other journalists express dissent.

Magazine | April 7, 2015

Who's Minding Your Business?

A conversation with writer William T. Vollmann on privacy, surveillance, and hope

Magazine | March 25, 2014

A Hidden History

Walidah Imarisha on revealing the stories and struggles of Oregon’s African American communities.

Magazine | August 13, 2013

Dangerous Subjects

An excerpt from R. Gregory Nokes's book Breaking Chains looks back at Oregon's history of exclusionary laws.

Magazine | August 9, 2013

Picture Their Hearts

Dionisia Morales looks back at her parents’ interracial marriage before the height of the Civil Rights Movement.

Magazine | August 9, 2013

Continual Watching

Historian Bob Bussel on Oregon'’s long history of protecting workers

Magazine | August 10, 2010