Showing 86 results for tag Food

Conversation Project: Fish Tales

Oregonians love the wild beauty of our 363 miles of coastline, but finding truly local seafood can be hard, even on the coast. The US imports approximately 90 percent of its seafood and ships out nearly as much to the global market. Why aren’t we eating more local seafood, now that preserving and distribution technologies are the most sophisticated they have ever been? Why do we consider seafood more a delicacy now than it has been in the past? In this conversation, food writer Jennifer Burns Bright helps participants explore our relationship with the products of the sea and cultural traditions involving fishing, eating seafood, and understanding the ocean’s bounty and challenges.

Event | May 29, 2019

Conversation Project: Where Are Queer People Welcome?

A majority of Americans now accept gay and lesbian relationships, but the queer population is made up of a diversity of communities and experiences. Are all queer people accepted, tolerated, and embraced everywhere? Where are we made to feel welcome? Where do we feel unwelcome and unsafe? How do race, language, gender identity, family structure, faith, where we work, and where we live shape how we are seen, welcomed, and accepted? Join facilitator Jill Winsor in a discussion that explores how the complexity of the queer community intersects with the spaces and communities that surround us.

Event | May 21, 2019

Conversation Project: Hunger in Our Communities

Hunger and its related problems are steadily increasing in the state of Oregon. At the same time, many Oregonians experience pride from living in an area with such abundant and sustainable food production. How can these truths about our state—both the hunger and the abundance—coexist? To understand the root causes of why hunger exists in our communities, we must also look at how we view hunger. Do we see hunger as an individual problem or a systemic one? How does hunger affect our individual identities as well as our sense of community? Facilitator Surabhi Mahajan will lead participants in a conversation to explore the connections between the constructed story of hunger and the current and possible solutions to end hunger.

Event | April 30, 2019

Conversation Project: Exploring Power and Privilege with Courage, Creativity, and Compassion

As individuals and groups, we experience different levels of privilege and power. Recognizing our relationship to oppression can bring feelings of guilt, shame, and grief. How can we hold space for these feelings while also creating conditions for new insights to emerge to deepen our understanding of each other and ourselves? Join facilitator Ridhi D’Cruz for a conversation that explores how we face and transform oppression in our everyday lives. This conversation will include some hands-on activities.

Event | April 29, 2019

Conversation Project: Who Are the Deserving Poor?

If you’ve grown up in the United States, chances are you’ve been conditioned to trust that your individual success is earned through hard work. But if this is the case, what do we make of the millions of Americans who struggle with poverty, hunger, and job insecurity? Who is to blame for poverty? What qualities or conditions allow a person to be considered “deserving” of government and community support? Join facilitator Erica Tucker for a conversation that explores our beliefs about poverty and asks us to consider our assumptions about who should—and shouldn’t—be eligible for support.

Event | March 13, 2019

The Quiet and In-between Moments

Joni Renee Whitworth writes about finding closeness and queerness through touch.

Beyond the Margins | February 15, 2019

Conversation Project: Hunger in Our Communities

Facilitator Surabhi Mahajan will lead participants in a conversation to explore the connections between the constructed story of hunger and the current and possible solutions to end hunger.

Event | February 26, 2019

Conversation Project: Good Food, Bad Food

Oregon boasts a multibillion-dollar agricultural economy that includes both industrial agriculture and small-scale efforts such as community supported agriculture memberships, farmers markets, and community gardens. These smaller, community-based efforts are on the rise as means to nurture community and create local and autonomous food systems. In this conversation, author Kristy Athens will ask participants to think about the impact of their food choices. Are these choices as consequential as consumers would like them to be? Does “voting with your dollars” significantly shape our agricultural systems?

Event | April 26, 2019

Conversation Project: Good Food, Bad Food

Oregon boasts a multibillion-dollar agricultural economy that includes both industrial agriculture and small-scale efforts such as community supported agriculture memberships, farmers markets, and community gardens. These smaller, community-based efforts are on the rise as means to nurture community and create local and autonomous food systems. In this conversation, author Kristy Athens will ask participants to think about the impact of their food choices. Are these choices as consequential as consumers would like them to be? Does “voting with your dollars” significantly shape our agricultural systems?

Event | May 23, 2019

Conversation Project: Fish Tales

Oregonians love the wild beauty of our 363 miles of coastline, but finding truly local seafood can be hard, even on the coast. The US imports approximately 90 percent of its seafood and ships out nearly as much to the global market. Why aren’t we eating more local seafood, now that preserving and distribution technologies are the most sophisticated they have ever been? Why do we consider seafood more a delicacy now than it has been in the past? In this conversation, food writer Jennifer Burns Bright helps participants explore our relationship with the products of the sea and cultural traditions involving fishing, eating seafood, and understanding the ocean’s bounty and challenges.

Event | June 4, 2019

Black Nightshade and Bierocks

Heather Arndt Anderson writes about finding connections to her Volga German ancestors through recipes and semi-poisonous berries.

Magazine | December 13, 2018

Conversation Project: Hunger in Our Communities

Hunger and its related problems are steadily increasing in the state of Oregon. At the same time, many Oregonians experience pride from living in an area with such abundant and sustainable food production. How can these truths about our state—both the hunger and the abundance—coexist? To understand the root causes of why hunger exists in our communities, we must also look at how we view hunger. Do we see hunger as an individual problem or a systemic one? How does hunger affect our individual identities as well as our sense of community? Facilitator Surabhi Mahajan will lead participants in a conversation to explore the connections between the constructed story of hunger and the current and possible solutions to end hunger.

Event | April 6, 2019

Conversation Project: What Is Cultural Appropriation?

Issues of cultural appropriation and identity are complicated. Power dynamics influence who benefits from certain cultural experience, and—given the global nature of our world—parts of our individual and cultural identities are shaped by cultures other than our own. How do we make sense of this and what effect does it have on us as individuals and as Oregonians? Facilitator Surabhi Majahan will lead us in a conversation to explore cultural appropriation beyond who’s “allowed” to wear certain clothing or cook particular foods.

Event | April 16, 2019

Conversation Project: Good Food, Bad Food

Oregon boasts a multibillion-dollar agricultural economy that includes both industrial agriculture and small-scale efforts such as community supported agriculture memberships, farmers markets, and community gardens. These smaller, community-based efforts are on the rise as means to nurture community and create local and autonomous food systems. In this conversation, author Kristy Athens will ask participants to think about the impact of their food choices. Are these choices as consequential as consumers would like them to be? Does “voting with your dollars” significantly shape our agricultural systems?

Event | April 25, 2019

Conversation Project: Hunger in Our Communities

Hunger and its related problems are steadily increasing in the state of Oregon. At the same time, many Oregonians experience pride from living in an area with such abundant and sustainable food production. How can these truths about our state—both the hunger and the abundance—coexist? To understand the root causes of why hunger exists in our communities, we must also look at how we view hunger. Do we see hunger as an individual problem or a systemic one? How does hunger affect our individual identities as well as our sense of community? Facilitator Surabhi Mahajan will lead participants in a conversation to explore the connections between the constructed story of hunger and the current and possible solutions to end hunger.

Event | May 31, 2019

Conversation Project: What Is Cultural Appropriation?

Facilitator Surabhi Mahajan will lead a conversation that explores cultural appropriation beyond who’s “allowed” to wear certain clothing or cook particular foods.

Event | January 16, 2019

Conversation Project: Fish Tales

Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon

Event | December 10, 2018

Conversation Project: Fish Tales

Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon

Event | October 11, 2018

Conversation Project: Who Are the Deserving Poor?

Join facilitator Erica Tucker for a conversation that explores our beliefs about poverty and asks us to consider our assumptions about who should—and shouldn’t—be eligible for support.

Event | October 18, 2018

Deep Roots

Samantha Bakall writes about how Mudbone Grown, an urban farm in North Portland, offers celebration and community in the face of Oregon's white-dominated agriculture industry.

Magazine | August 30, 2018

Conversation Project: Good Food, Bad Food

Agriculture, Ethics, and Personal Choice

Event | September 20, 2018

Conversation Project: Fish Tales

Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon

Event | June 29, 2018

Our Neighbors’ Interpretations of the World

Oregon Humanities’ Michelle Patiño-Flores talks with HIP alum Saoírse Bell about literature, activism, and mermaids.

Humanity in Perspective | May 31, 2018

Conversation Project: Good Food, Bad Food

Agriculture, Ethics, and Personal Choice

Event | June 20, 2018

Conversation Project: Good Food, Bad Food

Agriculture, Ethics, and Personal Choice

Event | June 21, 2018

Conversation Project: Fish Tales

Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon

Event | June 2, 2018

Conversation Project: Fish Tales

Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon

Event | July 6, 2018

Conversation Project: Stone Soup

How Recipes Can Preserve History and Nourish Community

Event | April 14, 2018

Conversation Project: Stone Soup

How Recipes can Preserve History and Nourish Community

Event | June 23, 2018

Conversation Project: Fish Tales

Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon

Event | March 11, 2018

Conversation Project: Fish Tales

Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon

Event | April 24, 2018

Conversation Project: Stone Soup

How Recipes Can Preserve History and Nourish Community

Event | March 17, 2018

Conversation Project: Fish Tales

Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon

Event | March 10, 2018

Conversation Project: Fish Tales

Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon

Event | May 23, 2018

Conversation Project: Fish Tales

Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon

Event | May 22, 2018

Conversation Project: Fish Tales

Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon

Event | May 24, 2018

Conversation Project: Fish Tales

Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon

Event | February 9, 2018

Conversation Project: Fish Tales

Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon

Event | February 6, 2018

Conversation Project: Fish Tales

Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon

Event | January 12, 2018

Conversation Project: Fish Tales

Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon

Event | January 11, 2018

Conversation Project: Stone Soup

How Recipes Can Preserve History and Nourish Community

Event | March 15, 2018

Conversation Project: Stone Soup

How Recipes Can Preserve History and Nourish Community

Event | February 24, 2018

Conversation Project: Fish Tales

Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon

Event | January 10, 2018

Conversation Project: Fish Tales

Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon

Event | October 20, 2017

Conversation Project: Stone Soup

How Recipes Can Preserve History and Nourish Community

Event | November 16, 2017

Conversation Project: Fish Tales

Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon

Event | October 26, 2017

Conversation Project: Good Food, Bad Food

Agriculture, Ethics, and Personal Choice

Event | October 10, 2017

Conversation Project: Stone Soup

How Recipes Can Preserve History and Nourish Community

Event | May 18, 2017

Conversation Project: Good Food, Bad Food

Agriculture, Ethics, and Personal Choice

Event | May 18, 2017

Conversation Project: Fish Tales

Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon

Event | July 10, 2017

The Opposite of What We Know

Writer Putsata Reang reflects on the project "Bitter Harvest"

This Land | April 24, 2017

Conversation Project: Good Food, Bad Food

Agriculture, Ethics, and Personal Choice

Event | April 20, 2017

Conversation Project: Good Food, Bad Food

Agriculture, Ethics, and Personal Choice

Event | April 18, 2017

Bitter Harvest

Writer Putsata Reang and filmmaker Ivy Lin explore the stories of Chinese laborers in the 1900s who helped establish the state's reputation as an international beer capital, despite exclusion laws that kept them from owning the hop farms where they worked.

This Land | April 17, 2017

Conversation Project: Fish Tales

Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon

Event | April 12, 2017

Conversation Project: Fish Tales

Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon

Event | July 13, 2017

Conversation Project: Fish Tales

Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon

Event | April 11, 2017

Conversation Project: Stone Soup

How Recipes Can Preserve History and Nourish Community

Event | August 16, 2017

"Fish Tales" Seafood Panel Discussion

Exploring local seafood on the North Oregon Coast. Oregon Humanities is a cosponsor of this event.

Event | April 29, 2017

Conversation Project: Stone Soup

How Recipes Can Preserve History and Nourish Community

Event | May 9, 2017

Conversation Project: Good Food, Bad Food

Agriculture, Ethics, and Personal Choice

Event | May 17, 2017

Conversation Project: Fish Tales

Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon

Event | June 10, 2017

Conversation Project: Fish Tales

Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon

Event | July 11, 2017

Conversation Project: Fish Tales

Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon

Event | June 28, 2017

Conversation Project: Fish Tales

Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon

Event | June 15, 2017

Conversation Project: Fish Tales

Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon

Event | May 18, 2017

Conversation Project: Stone Soup

How Recipes Can Preserve History and Nourish Community

Event | May 20, 2017

Conversation Project: Fish Tales

Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon

Event | August 24, 2017

Gaining Ground Film Screening and Discussion

This is an Oregon Humanities grant-funded event.

Event | March 21, 2017

Conversation Project: Fish Tales

Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon

Event | March 16, 2017

Conversation Project: Fish Tales

Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon

Event | March 15, 2017

Conversation Project: Fish Tales

Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon

Event | August 23, 2017

Conversation Project: Fish Tales

Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon

Event | May 8, 2017

Conversation Project: Fish Tales

Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon

Event | May 6, 2017

Conversation Project: Good Food, Bad Food

Agriculture, Ethics, and Personal Choice

Event | March 11, 2017

Conversation Project: Stone Soup

How Recipes Can Preserve History and Nourish Community

Event | March 3, 2017

Conversation Project: Fish Tales

Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon

Event | February 25, 2017

Conversation Project: Fish Tales

Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon

Event | February 16, 2017

Conversation Project: Stone Soup

Event | February 11, 2017

Conversation Project: Stone Soup

Event | February 9, 2017

The Farmers of Tanner Creek

Writer Putsata Reang on the little-known history of Chinese farmers and vegetable peddlers in Portland

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

This Way through Oregon

Illustrating the systems that move salmon, waste, traffic, and legislation

Magazine | December 18, 2015

Another Life

I think often of the taste of my grandfather's grapes and of the meat from my father's knife. An essay by Hanna Neuschwander

Beyond the Margins | November 18, 2014

Food Forward

Robert Paarlberg on the history of the Green Revolution and the future of global food production

Magazine | December 11, 2012