Showing 233 results for tag Race

Conversation Project: White Allyship in Close-knit Communities

What does it mean to be a white ally, especially in close-knit, rural communities? And what does it mean to have the support of white allies? What is needed from white people in our communities to move the conversation about racism—both statewide and nationally—forward in a productive and respectful way? In this conversation led by facilitator Alexis James, participants will have the chance to explore their identities, learn how to acknowledge different lived experiences without alienating friends and neighbors, and move toward action in their own communities. This conversation will set the table for bringing discussions about racism, white culture, and identity to your dining room, living room, and backyard BBQs.

Event | August 5, 2019

Conversation Project: Why DIY?

Are we as self-sufficient as we can be? As we should be? What are the pleasures and pitfalls of doing it yourself? This conversation investigates why we strive to be makers and doers in a world that provides more conveniences than ever before. How might the “new industrial revolution” of tinkerers and crafters affect American schools and workplaces? How do maker spaces or skills courses foster greater engagement and involvement? What could be left behind when we increase self-sufficiency in a community? All kinds of DIY interests are welcome: we can focus on foraging, permaculture, prepping, woodworking, or hovercraft making—or perhaps all of these at once! Through our shared stories, we will seek to understand more deeply how DIY functions in American life.

Event | July 24, 2019

Conversation Project: Race and Adoption

The decision to adopt across racial or cultural lines is a lifelong commitment to exploring matters of race and identity, confronting racism in all its forms, and developing new skills and perspectives. In this conversation, facilitator Astrid Castro will ask participants to explore questions such as, What role do race and racism play in your family? What are the personal experiences that inform how you talk to adopted children in your life about where they are from? Where do you need to grow to be the best resource you can be for children who are adopted? While particularly of relevance to families directly in transracial adoptive families, this conversation will also raise questions of how we talk to children about important issues like race and identity, adoption, and cultural appropriation.

Event | June 14, 2019

Conversation Project: Oregonians and the State’s Racist Past, Present, and Future

Oregon has a long history of racism that continues to influence the state today. While we often look at how the state’s racist history affects policies and institutions, we talk less about how it affects people’s personal understanding of racism and racist experiences. Join facilitator Tai Harden-Moore in a conversation that asks, What does Oregon’s racist past mean for Oregonians? How does the state’s history affect how bias shows up for individuals? This conversation will also look at how we can identify our own racial biases and work toward concrete ways to move forward as individuals and community.

Event | June 22, 2019

Conversation Project: What Does it Mean to Be Good?

Most of us believe we are good people. But if we are all good people, with little room for fallibility, who are the people responsible for supporting structural oppression like racism, sexism, and heterosexism? If we hope to be “good,” what are our moral responsibilities in a society of privilege, power, and oppression? Join facilitator Brittany Wake in a discussion that explores the values associated with how we come to establish ourselves as good people and what that means for our potential complicity in perpetuating marginalization.

Event | May 7, 2019

Process and Privilege

Cynthia Carmina Gómez writes about how efforts to rename a Portland street for César Chávez faced intense opposition, despite following a process that other petitions were allowed to circumvent.

Magazine | April 29, 2019

Black Mark, Black Legend

Intisar Abioto writes about uncovering the lineage of Black artists in Portland.

Magazine | April 29, 2019

Intisar Abioto and Kimberly A. C. Wilson on the Stories of Black Artists in Oregon

A conversation with 2018 Emerging Journalists, Community Stories fellow Intisar Abioto and Kimberly A. C. Wilson, her mentor for the fellowship, on celebrating Black presence and creativity in Oregon.

Beyond the Margins | April 25, 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

Grant Funded Event: Public Showing of "Circles" Film Followed by Discussion

Resolutions Northwest presents a screening of Circles, a documentary by Cassidy Friedman about the restorative justice work done by Eric Butler, a school counselor in Oakland, California. The screening will be followed by a facilitated discussion that will give parents, educators, and activists who are working toward transformative justice, on small and large scales, an adaptable blueprint to apply in their own lives and in schools. This event is made possible in part by a responsive program grant from Oregon Humanities.

Event | May 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 16, 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 16, 2019

Conversation Project: Race and Adoption

The decision to adopt across racial or cultural lines is a lifelong commitment to exploring matters of race and identity, confronting racism in all its forms, and developing new skills and perspectives. In this conversation, facilitator Astrid Castro will ask participants to explore questions such as, What role do race and racism play in your family? What are the personal experiences that inform how you talk to adopted children in your life about where they are from? Where do you need to grow to be the best resource you can be for children who are adopted? While particularly of relevance to families directly in transracial adoptive families, this conversation will also raise questions of how we talk to children about important issues like race and identity, adoption, and cultural appropriation. This event will take place in the Community Room.

Event | May 11, 2019

Conversation Project: White Allyship in Close-knit Communities

What does it mean to be a white ally, especially in close-knit, rural communities? And what does it mean to have the support of white allies? What is needed from white people in our communities to move the conversation about racism—both statewide and nationally—forward in a productive and respectful way? In this conversation led by facilitator Alexis James, participants will have the chance to explore their identities, learn how to acknowledge different lived experiences without alienating friends and neighbors, and move toward action in their own communities. This conversation will set the table for bringing discussions about racism, white culture, and identity to your dining room, living room, and backyard BBQs.

Event | April 20, 2019

Conversation Project: Beyond Invitation

Organizations and communities are working to invite broader groups of people to engage in their work as employees, patrons, board members, and donors. Having a statement at the end of a job announcement to encourage communities of color, queer people, and women to apply can be a start, but how do policies, environment, and culture support this invitation? How do they fail to support it? How do you know if a space is inclusive and accessible for all, and is such a goal even possible? What do you do about the tension between people who have different needs to feel included? Join Rachel Bernstein to explore what it takes to make the shift from invitation to inclusion. This event will take place in Columbia Room 102.

Event | March 27, 2019

Conversation Project: Beyond Invitation

Organizations and communities are working to invite broader groups of people to engage in their work as employees, patrons, board members, and donors. Having a statement at the end of a job announcement to encourage communities of color, queer people, and women to apply can be a start, but how do policies, environment, and culture support this invitation? How do they fail to support it? How do you know if a space is inclusive and accessible for all, and is such a goal even possible? What do you do about the tension between people who have different needs to feel included? Join Rachel Bernstein to explore what it takes to make the shift from invitation to inclusion.

Event | June 13, 2019

Conversation Project: The Hate We Live In

We live and work among systems that were built on racism. Even people who believe in and work for racial equity are immersed in a culture that silently supports structural oppression, especially anti-Black racism. What does it mean for us as individuals to live and breathe these values from the time we are born? How do we start to see and address our own personal biases? Join facilitator Tyler White for a conversation that will help participants recognize oppression of all kinds and provide tools to combat hate by calling out the injustices present in everyday life.

Event | May 29, 2019

Conversation Project: What Does it Mean to Be Good?

Most of us believe we are good people. But if we are all good people, with little room for fallibility, who are the people responsible for supporting structural oppression like racism, sexism, and heterosexism? If we hope to be “good,” what are our moral responsibilities in a society of privilege, power, and oppression? Join facilitator Brittany Wake in a discussion that explores the values associated with how we come to establish ourselves as good people and what that means for our potential complicity in perpetuating marginalization.

Event | May 21, 2019

Conversation Project: Power, Privilege, and Racial Diversity in Oregon

Although Census data show Oregon’s population becoming more racially diverse, the state remains one of the whitest in the nation. Many Oregonians value racial diversity and the dimension and depth it adds to our lives, yet we remain largely isolated from one another and have yet to fulfill the vision of a racially integrated society. Willamette University professor Emily Drew will lead participants in a conversation about the challenges to creating racially diverse, inclusive communities despite the accomplishments since the civil rights era. What does the racial integration of place require of us, and how might we prepare to create and embrace this opportunity?

Event | May 3, 2019

Conversation Project: Beyond Invitation

Organizations and communities are working to invite broader groups of people to engage in their work as employees, patrons, board members, and donors. Having a statement at the end of a job announcement to encourage communities of color, queer people, and women to apply can be a start, but how do policies, environment, and culture support this invitation? How do they fail to support it? How do you know if a space is inclusive and accessible for all, and is such a goal even possible? What do you do about the tension between people who have different needs to feel included? Join Rachel Bernstein to explore what it takes to make the shift from invitation to inclusion.

Event | May 2, 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: 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: Race and Adoption

The decision to adopt across racial or cultural lines is a lifelong commitment to exploring matters of race and identity, confronting racism in all its forms, and developing new skills and perspectives. In this conversation, facilitator Astrid Castro will ask participants to explore questions such as, What role do race and racism play in your family? What are the personal experiences that inform how you talk to adopted children in your life about where they are from? Where do you need to grow to be the best resource you can be for children who are adopted? While particularly of relevance to families directly in transracial adoptive families, this conversation will also raise questions of how we talk to children about important issues like race and identity, adoption, and cultural appropriation.

Event | April 18, 2019

Conversation Project: Power, Privilege, and Racial Diversity in Oregon

Although Census data show Oregon’s population becoming more racially diverse, the state remains one of the whitest in the nation. Many Oregonians value racial diversity and the dimension and depth it adds to our lives, yet we remain largely isolated from one another and have yet to fulfill the vision of a racially integrated society. Willamette University professor Emily Drew will lead participants in a conversation about the challenges to creating racially diverse, inclusive communities despite the accomplishments since the civil rights era. What does the racial integration of place require of us, and how might we prepare to create and embrace this opportunity?

Event | April 3, 2019

Conversation Project: White Allyship in Close-knit Communities

What does it mean to be a white ally, especially in close-knit, rural communities? And what does it mean to have the support of white allies? What is needed from white people in our communities to move the conversation about racism—both statewide and nationally—forward in a productive and respectful way? In this conversation led by facilitator Alexis James, participants will have the chance to explore their identities, learn how to acknowledge different lived experiences without alienating friends and neighbors, and move toward action in their own communities. This conversation will set the table for bringing discussions about racism, white culture, and identity to your dining room, living room, and backyard BBQs.

Event | March 22, 2019

Oregon Shorts

The Northwest Film Festival's program of Oregon short films includes Sika Stanton and Donnell Alexander's "An Oregon Canyon," produced as part of Oregon Humanities' This Land project.

Event | March 16, 2019

Conversation Project: Beyond Invitation

Organizations and communities are working to invite broader groups of people to engage in their work as employees, patrons, board members, and donors. Having a statement at the end of a job announcement to encourage communities of color, queer people, and women to apply can be a start, but how do policies, environment, and culture support this invitation? How do they fail to support it? How do you know if a space is inclusive and accessible for all, and is such a goal even possible? What do you do about the tension between people who have different needs to feel included? Join Rachel Bernstein to explore what it takes to make the shift from invitation to inclusion. RSVP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSctPXs1pMbZlDuVK5qCaZfYOX1cb2GG9oqXQ3Oe_WWi7wGxhA/viewform

Event | May 7, 2019

Conversation Project: What Are You? Mixed-Race and Interracial Families in Oregon’s Past and Future

The number of mixed-race people and interracial families in Oregon is growing. What are the challenges and benefits of growing up mixed-race, raising mixed-race children, or being an interracial couple in a state that’s historically been mostly white? How can we openly discuss our own ethnic and racial heritage with each other without being regarded as odd or unusual? How have the answers to “What are you?” changed through the decades? Dmae Roberts, who has written essays and produced film and radio documentaries about being a biracial Asian American in Oregon, leads a discussion of heritage that goes beyond checking one race on US Census forms.

Event | April 19, 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 | March 6, 2019

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

Join facilitator Ridhi D’Cruz for a conversation that explores how we face and transform oppression in our everyday lives.

Event | March 6, 2019

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

Join facilitator Ridhi D’Cruz for a conversation that explores how we face and transform oppression in our everyday lives.

Event | March 25, 2019

Conversation Project: White Allyship in Close-knit Communities

In this conversation led by facilitator Alexis James, participants will have the chance to explore their identities, learn how to acknowledge different lived experiences without alienating friends and neighbors, and move toward action in their own communities.

Event | February 15, 2019

Conversation Project: Race and Adoption

In this conversation, facilitator Astrid Castro will ask participants to explore questions such as, What role do race and racism play in your family?

Event | February 19, 2019

Conversation Project: What Does It Mean to Be Good?

Exploring Morality in the Midst of Structural Oppression

Event | February 21, 2019

Conversation Project: Sentenced for a Season, Punished for Life

How Long Should People Pay for Past Crimes?

Event | February 28, 2019

Talking about Place, Race, and Family

An interview with Ezra Marcos Ayala, a photographer and father of three living in Ashland.

Beyond the Margins | January 14, 2019

Conversation Project: Race and Place

Racism and Resilience in Oregon's Past and Future

Event | February 8, 2019

Conversation Project: The Hate We Live In

Join facilitator Tyler White for a conversation that will help participants recognize oppression of all kinds and provide tools to combat hate by calling out the injustices present in everyday life.

Event | January 15, 2019

Conversation Project: Race and Place

Racism and Resilience in Oregon's Past and Future

Event | February 4, 2019

Conversation Project: Race and Adoption

In this conversation, facilitator Astrid Castro will ask participants to explore questions such as, What role do race and racism play in your family? What are the personal experiences that inform how you talk to adopted children in your life about where they are from? Where do you need to grow to be the best resource you can be for children who are adopted?

Event | January 27, 2019

Conversation Project: What Does It Mean to Be Good?

Exploring Morality in the Midst of Structural Oppression

Event | February 12, 2019

Conversation Project: Beyond Invitation

Organizations and communities are working to invite broader groups of people to engage in their work as employees, patrons, board members, and donors. Having a statement at the end of a job announcement to encourage communities of color, queer people, and women to apply can be a start, but how do policies, environment, and culture support this invitation? How do they fail to support it? How do you know if a space is inclusive and accessible for all, and is such a goal even possible? What do you do about the tension between people who have different needs to feel included? Join Rachel Bernstein to explore what it takes to make the shift from invitation to inclusion.

Event | March 10, 2019

Conversation Project: What Are You? Mixed-Race and Interracial Families in Oregon’s Past and Future

The number of mixed-race people and interracial families in Oregon is growing. What are the challenges and benefits of growing up mixed-race, raising mixed-race children, or being an interracial couple in a state that’s historically been mostly white? How can we openly discuss our own ethnic and racial heritage with each other without being regarded as odd or unusual? How have the answers to “What are you?” changed through the decades? Dmae Roberts, who has written essays and produced film and radio documentaries about being a biracial Asian American in Oregon, leads a discussion of heritage that goes beyond checking one race on US Census forms.

Event | March 10, 2019

Conversation Project: Power, Privilege, and Racial Diversity in Oregon

Although Census data show Oregon’s population becoming more racially diverse, the state remains one of the whitest in the nation. Many Oregonians value racial diversity and the dimension and depth it adds to our lives, yet we remain largely isolated from one another and have yet to fulfill the vision of a racially integrated society. Willamette University professor Emily Drew will lead participants in a conversation about the challenges to creating racially diverse, inclusive communities despite the accomplishments since the civil rights era. What does the racial integration of place require of us, and how might we prepare to create and embrace this opportunity?

Event | March 10, 2019

Conversation Project: White Allyship in Close-knit Communities

What does it mean to be a white ally, especially in close-knit, rural communities? And what does it mean to have the support of white allies? What is needed from white people in our communities to move the conversation about racism—both statewide and nationally—forward in a productive and respectful way? In this conversation led by facilitator Alexis James, participants will have the chance to explore their identities, learn how to acknowledge different lived experiences without alienating friends and neighbors, and move toward action in their own communities. This conversation will set the table for bringing discussions about racism, white culture, and identity to your dining room, living room, and backyard BBQs.

Event | March 28, 2019

Conversation Project: Where Are You From?

In 2015, Oregon’s population exceeded 4 million people. Not only are we growing in number, we’re also changing demographically. Considering that Oregon has a history of racial exclusion, these changes prompt questions about Oregonian identity and values. How do we build communities that welcome people of all backgrounds? How are minority and under-represented populations included and treated today? Drawing on the diverse histories and backgrounds of attendees, Kerani Mitchell leads a conversation that asks what makes us Oregonian and how can we create inclusive communities.

Event | May 9, 2019

Conversation Project: What Does it Mean to Be Good?

Most of us believe we are good people. But if we are all good people, with little room for fallibility, who are the people responsible for supporting structural oppression like racism, sexism, and heterosexism? If we hope to be “good,” what are our moral responsibilities in a society of privilege, power, and oppression? Join facilitator Brittany Wake in a discussion that explores the values associated with how we come to establish ourselves as good people and what that means for our potential complicity in perpetuating marginalization.

Event | May 30, 2019

Our Most-read Stories of 2018

Our readers' favorite articles and videos from the past year explore stories of identity, place, and belonging.

Beyond the Margins | December 13, 2018

Civil Discourse and Civil Resistance

Oregon Humanities’ 2018–19 Think & Drink series examines themes of journalism and justice.

Magazine | December 13, 2018

Family Ties

Emilly Prado writes about how changes to immigration legislation shape the lives of undocumented families in an excerpt from "More than Words," her project for Oregon Humanities' Emerging Journalists, Community Stories project.

Magazine | December 13, 2018

Peace and Dignity

Mohamed Asem writes about finding community in shared stories of unjust detention in an excerpt from his memoir, Stranger in the Pen.

Magazine | December 13, 2018

Croppings: Enrique Chagoya, Reverse Anthropology

Through January 27, 2019, at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art

Magazine | December 13, 2018

Questioning Assumptions and Starting Conversations

Kerani Mitchell writes about her experience as a Conversation Project facilitator.

Article | December 12, 2018

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: Can We Get Along?

Examining Our Personal Experiences of Connection and Community

Event | February 7, 2019

Conversation Project: What's in a Label?

Thinking about Diversity and Racial Categories

Event | February 28, 2019

Conversation Project: Beyond Invitation

Organizations and communities are working to invite broader groups of people to engage in their work as employees, patrons, board members, and donors. Having a statement at the end of a job announcement to encourage communities of color, queer people, and women to apply can be a start, but how do policies, environment, and culture support this invitation? How do they fail to support it? How do you know if a space is inclusive and accessible for all, and is such a goal even possible? What do you do about the tension between people who have different needs to feel included? Join Rachel Bernstein to explore what it takes to make the shift from invitation to inclusion.

Event | March 12, 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: Where Are You From?

In 2015, Oregon’s population exceeded 4 million people. Not only are we growing in number, we’re also changing demographically. Considering that Oregon has a history of racial exclusion, these changes prompt questions about Oregonian identity and values. How do we build communities that welcome people of all backgrounds? How are minority and under-represented populations included and treated today? Drawing on the diverse histories and backgrounds of attendees, Kerani Mitchell leads a conversation that asks what makes us Oregonian and how can we create inclusive communities.

Event | April 2, 2019

Conversation Project: White Allyship in Close-knit Communities

What does it mean to be a white ally, especially in close-knit, rural communities? And what does it mean to have the support of white allies? What is needed from white people in our communities to move the conversation about racism—both statewide and nationally—forward in a productive and respectful way? In this conversation led by facilitator Alexis James, participants will have the chance to explore their identities, learn how to acknowledge different lived experiences without alienating friends and neighbors, and move toward action in their own communities. This conversation will set the table for bringing discussions about racism, white culture, and identity to your dining room, living room, and backyard BBQs.

Event | April 22, 2019

Conversation Project: Race and Place

Racism and Resilience in Oregon's Past and Future

Event | November 16, 2018

Conversation Project: What Does It Mean to Be Good?

Exploring Morality in the Midst of Structural Oppression

Event | November 10, 2018

Conversation Project: White Allyship in Close-knit Communities

In this conversation led by facilitator Alexis James, participants will have the chance to explore their identities, learn how to acknowledge different lived experiences without alienating friends and neighbors, and move toward action in their own communities.

Event | November 8, 2018

Exploring Power and Privilege with Courage, Creativity, and Compassion

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 | October 19, 2018

Conversation Project: Power, Privilege, and Racial Diversity in Oregon

Willamette University professor Emily Drew will lead participants in a conversation about the challenges to creating racially diverse, inclusive communities despite the accomplishments since the civil rights era.

Event | October 1, 2018

Conversation Project: Power, Privilege, and Racial Diversity in Oregon

Willamette University professor Emily Drew will lead participants in a conversation about the challenges to creating racially diverse, inclusive communities despite the accomplishments since the civil rights era.

Event | October 29, 2018

Conversation Project: Race and Adoption

In this conversation, facilitator Astrid Castro will ask participants to explore questions such as, What role do race and racism play in your family? What are the personal experiences that inform how you talk to adopted children in your life about where they are from? Where do you need to grow to be the best resource you can be for children who are adopted?

Event | November 6, 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: Beyond Invitation

How Do We Create Inclusive Communities?

Event | December 3, 2018

Think & Drink with Danielle Allen

The 2018–19 Think & Drink series on Journalism and Justice continues with a conversation with political theorist Danielle Allen, professor at Harvard University and author of the memoir Cuz: The Life and Times of Michael A.

Event | May 22, 2019

Conversation Project: Beyond Invitation

How Do We Create Inclusive Communities?

Event | October 18, 2018

Think & Drink with Eli Saslow

Join journalist Eli Saslow, author of Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist for a conversation about how white supremacist movements are born and how they gain power.

Event | October 24, 2018

Think & Drink with Eli Saslow

Join us for a conversation with Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Eli Saslow that will help us understand the culture that gave rise to white nationalism and how its hate-driven ideology has entered the mainstream.

Think & Drink | September 11, 2018

Croppings: The Casta Paintings

Multimedia works by Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez at the Schneider Museum of Art in Ashland

Magazine | August 30, 2018

What Work Does a Street Sign Do?

A conversation with geographer Natchee Blu Barnd on how place-naming shapes perspectives of history related to Indigenous peoples in the US.

Beyond the Margins | July 2, 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

Black. Muslim. Woman.

Tiara Darnell talks to Fatmah Worfeley, a nineteen-year-old Portland activist and student, about racism within the Muslim community, her parents’ interracial marriage, reconciling her Palestinian and Libyan heritage, and coming to terms with her Blackness.

Beyond the Margins | May 29, 2018

Conversation Project: Beyond Invitation

How Do We Create Inclusive Communities?

Event | May 30, 2018

Vanport Mosaic Festival 2018

The 2018 Vanport Mosaic Festival offers six days of memory activism opportunities, commemorating the seventieth anniversary of the Vanport Flood and the fiftieth anniversary of the Fair Housing Act through screenings, live performances, tours, exhibits, and community engagement initiatives

Event | May 28, 2018

Vanport Mosaic Festival 2018

The 2018 Vanport Mosaic Festival offers six days of memory activism opportunities, commemorating the seventieth anniversary of the Vanport Flood and the fiftieth anniversary of the Fair Housing Act through screenings, live performances, tours, exhibits, and community engagement initiatives

Event | May 27, 2018

Vanport Mosaic Festival 2018

The 2018 Vanport Mosaic Festival offers six days of memory activism opportunities, commemorating the seventieth anniversary of the Vanport Flood and the fiftieth anniversary of the Fair Housing Act through screenings, live performances, tours, exhibits, and community engagement initiatives

Event | May 26, 2018

Vanport Mosaic Festival 2018

The 2018 Vanport Mosaic Festival offers six days of memory activism opportunities, commemorating the seventieth anniversary of the Vanport Flood and the fiftieth anniversary of the Fair Housing Act through screenings, live performances, tours, exhibits, and community engagement initiatives

Event | May 25, 2018

Vanport Mosaic Festival 2018

The 2018 Vanport Mosaic Festival offers six days of memory activism opportunities, commemorating the seventieth anniversary of the Vanport Flood and the fiftieth anniversary of the Fair Housing Act through screenings, live performances, tours, exhibits, and community engagement initiatives.

Event | May 24, 2018

Vanport Mosaic Festival 2018

The 2018 Vanport Mosaic Festival offers six days of memory activism opportunities, commemorating the seventieth anniversary of the Vanport Flood and the fiftieth anniversary of the Fair Housing Act through screenings, live performances, tours, exhibits, and community engagement initiatives.

Event | May 23, 2018

Conversation Project: What's in a Label?

Thinking about Diversity and Racial Categories

Event | May 22, 2018

White Man's Territory

Kenneth R. Coleman writes about the exclusionary intent behind the 1850 Donation Land Act in this excerpt from his book, Dangerous Subjects: James D. Saules and the Rise of Black Exclusion in Oregon.

Magazine | April 27, 2018

Becoming Asian

Scot Nakagawa explores the roots of race and the model minority myth

Magazine | April 27, 2018

Read. Talk. Think.

Things that make you say “O. Hm.” from Oregon Humanities people and programs, and new books by Oregon authors

Magazine | April 27, 2018

Think & Drink with Rinku Sen

Deschutes Public Library, Oregon Humanities, and OSU-Cascades Diversity Committee present a Think & Drink conversation on racial justice and democracy in the twenty-first century with Rinku Sen, author of Stir It Up: Lessons in Community Organizing and The Accidental American: Immigration and Citizenship in the Age of Globalization..

Event | May 14, 2018

Gamanfest: Reclaiming Identity Through Art and Activism

Inspired by the spirit of gaman—"perseverance" or "endurance"—and those Japanese Americans who were unjustly incarcerated in government camps during World War II, this festival serves as a venue for artists and activists within the Asian American community who use their heritage and culture as motivation for the work they create.

Event | May 12, 2018

Gamanfest: Reclaiming Identity Through Art and Activism

Inspired by the spirit of gaman—"perseverance" or "endurance"—and those Japanese Americans who were unjustly incarcerated in government camps during World War II, this festival serves as a venue for artists and activists within the Asian American community who use their heritage and culture as motivation for the work they create.

Event | May 11, 2018

Conversation Project: Where Are You From?

Drawing on the diverse histories and backgrounds of participants, Kerani Mitchell leads a conversation that asks what makes us Oregonian and how can we create inclusive communities.

Event | September 6, 2018

Conversation Project: Race and Place

Facilitators Anita Yap and Traci Price will lead participants in a conversation that looks at how Oregon’s history of racism influences our present and asks, How can understanding historic and current impacts of racism in Oregon contribute to our sense of place and vision of the future?

Event | June 26, 2018

Finding Our Way Amidst Racial Differences

A public discussion on the skills, awareness, and actions needed to improve race relations in Ashland. Facilitated by Marjorie Trueblood-Gamble from Southern Oregon University and Adam Davis from Oregon Humanities.

Event | April 27, 2018

Conversation Project: Beyond Invitation

How Do We Create Inclusive Communities?

Event | April 23, 2018

Conversation Project: What's in a Label?

Thinking about Diversity and Racial Categories

Event | April 11, 2018

Conversation Project: Power, Privilege, and Racial Diversity in Oregon

Many Oregonians value racial diversity and the dimension and depth it adds to our lives, yet we remain largely isolated from one another and have yet to fulfill the vision of a racially integrated society. Willamette University professor Emily Drew will lead participants in a conversation that explores some of the causes of this continued isolation and the differences of experience between Oregonians of different races.

Event | July 14, 2018

Conversation Project: What Does it Mean to be Good?

Exploring Morality in the Midst of Structural Oppression

Event | March 25, 2018

Conversation Project: Beyond Invitation

How Do We Create Inclusive Communities?

Event | March 10, 2018

Conversation Project: Power, Privilege, and Racial Diversity in Oregon

Willamette University professor Emily Drew will lead participants in a conversation that explores the differences of experience between Oregonians of different races, such as institutional racism, white privilege, and unconscious bias.

Event | February 21, 2018

Conversation Project: After Obama *POSTPONED*

Talking Race in America Today

Event | February 27, 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

Conversation Project: What Does it Mean to be Good?

Exploring Morality in the Midst of Structural Oppression

Event | May 10, 2018

Think & Drink with Rinku Sen and Mary Li

The 2017–18 Think & Drink series on race, power, and justice concludes with a conversation with Rinku Sen. Sen is a senior strategist for Race Forward, a national organization that advances racial justice through research, media and practice, and a contributing writer for the organization’s daily news site, Colorlines.

Event | May 16, 2018

Conversation Project: Where Are You From?

Exploring What Makes Us Oregonians

Event | March 10, 2018

Conversation Project: Power, Privilege, and Racial Diversity in Oregon

Willamette University professor Emily Drew will lead participants in a conversation that explores some of the causes of this continued isolation and the differences of experience between Oregonians of different races—such as institutional racism, white privilege, and unconscious bias.

Event | March 5, 2018

Conversation Project: Power, Privilege, and Racial Diversity in Oregon

Willamette University professor Emily Drew will lead participants in a conversation that explores some of the causes of this continued isolation and the differences of experience between Oregonians of different races—such as institutional racism, white privilege, and unconscious bias.

Event | March 7, 2018

Conversation Project: What Does It Mean to Be Good?

Exploring Morality in the Midst of Structural Oppression

Event | February 15, 2018

Conversation Project: After Obama *POSTPONED*

Talking Race in America Today

Event | February 22, 2018

Conversation Project: Beyond Invitation

How Do We Create Inclusive Communities?

Event | February 26, 2018

Conversation Project: Beyond Invitation

How Do We Create Inclusive Communities?

Event | February 27, 2018

Conversation Project: What Does It Mean to Be Good?

Exploring Morality in the Midst of Structural Oppression

Event | April 18, 2018

Conversation Project: Power, Privilege, and Racial Diversity in Oregon

Willamette University professor Emily Drew will lead participants in a conversation that explores some of the causes of this continued isolation and the differences of experience between Oregonians of different races—such as institutional racism, white privilege, and unconscious bias.

Event | February 17, 2018

Conversation Project: Race and Place

Racism and Resilience in Oregon's Past and Future

Event | March 23, 2018

Conversation Project: Race and Place

Racism and Resilience in Oregon's Past and Future

Event | May 9, 2018

Conversation Project: Beyond Invitation

How do you know if a space is inclusive and accessible for all, and is such a goal even possible? What do you do about the tension between people who have different needs to feel included? Join Rachel Bernstein to explore what it takes to make the shift from invitation to inclusion.

Event | March 15, 2018

Conversation Project: Beyond Invitation

How Do We Create Inclusive Communities?

Event | January 17, 2018

Field Work: People in Motion

The University of Oregon’s Wayne Morse Center explores borders, migration, and belonging.

Magazine | December 15, 2017

Protecting Inequality

Anoop Mirpuri on the economic causes of racist policing

Magazine | December 15, 2017

To Heart Mountain

Alice Hardesty travels to see the site of a World War II prison camp that her father designed.

Magazine | December 15, 2017

Cuts and Blows

Tashia Harris on living without expectation of safety

Magazine | December 15, 2017

Conversation Project: Race and Place

Racism and Resilience in Oregon's Past and Future

Event | January 25, 2018

Conversation Project: What's in a Label?

Thinking about Diversity and Racial Categories

Event | January 30, 2018

Conversation Project: What's in a Label?

Thinking about Diversity and Racial Categories

Event | October 28, 2017

Conversation Project: Beyond Invitation

How Do We Create Inclusive Communities?

Event | February 22, 2018

Conversation Project: Race and Place

Racism and Resilience in Oregon's Past and Future

Event | April 20, 2018

Conversation Project: After Obama

Talking Race in America Today

Event | January 7, 2018

Conversation Project: Race and Place

Racism and Resilience in Oregon's Past and Future

Event | February 8, 2018

Conversation Project: Beyond Invitation

How Do We Create Inclusive Communities?

Event | February 21, 2018

Conversation Project: Beyond Invitation

How Do We Create Inclusive Communities?

Event | May 17, 2018

Conversation Project: After Obama

Talking Race in America Today

Event | January 16, 2018

Race and Domestic Violence

Join Adelante Mujeres, Bradley Angle, YWCA of Greater Portland, and Micronesian Islander Community for an evening of poetry, education, and discussion to foster a greater understanding of the significance of race and ethnicity in relationship to domestic violence.

Event | October 26, 2017

Conversation Project: Race and Place

Racism and Resilience in Oregon's Past and Future

Event | December 7, 2017

Conversation Project: After Obama

Talking Race in America Today

Event | February 17, 2018

Conversation Project: Race and Place

Racism and Resilience in Oregon's Past and Future

Event | February 15, 2018

Conversation Project: Beyond Invitation

How Do We Create Inclusive Communities?

Event | November 8, 2017

Conversation Project: What's in a Label?

Thinking about Diversity and Racial Categories

Event | November 1, 2017

Conversation Project: Race and Place

Racism and Resilience in Oregon's Past and Future

Event | October 26, 2017

Conversation Project: Beyond Invitation

How Do We Create Inclusive Communities?

Event | January 29, 2018

Conversation Project: What's in a Label?

Thinking about Diversity and Racial Categories

Event | April 30, 2018

Conversation Project: What Does it Mean to Be Good?

Exploring Morality in the Midst of Structural Oppression

Event | October 14, 2017

Conversation Project: Power, Privilege, and Racial Diversity in Oregon

What systems are in place to prevent the racial integration and equity many of us strive for? Knowing what we do, how do we act—as individuals and communities—to embrace the opportunity presented by a more diverse Oregon?

Event | October 26, 2017

Conversation Project: Race and Place

Racism and Resilience in Oregon's Past and Future

Event | May 12, 2018

Conversation Project: After Obama *CANCELLED*

Talking Race in America Today

Event | March 24, 2018

Conversation Project: Race and Place

Racism and Resilience in Oregon's Past and Future

Event | November 11, 2017

Conversation Project: What's in a Label?

Thinking about Diversity and Racial Categories

Event | October 28, 2017

Conversation Project: Beyond Invitation

How Do We Create Inclusive Communities?

Event | January 23, 2018

History in the News: Whose Monuments? Whose Memory?

Join Willamette Heritage Center for a panel discussion on historical monuments, memory, and the complex history of colonialism, racism, and white supremacist imagery in American culture. This is an Oregon Humanities grant-funded event.

Event | September 21, 2017

Conversation Project: Beyond Invitation

How Do We Create Inclusive Communities?

Event | December 7, 2017

Conversation Project: After Obama

Talking Race in America Today

Event | October 17, 2017

Conversation Project: Race and Place

Racism and Resilience in Oregon's Past and Future

Event | December 16, 2017

Conversation Project: What Are You?

Mixed-Race and Interracial Families in Oregon’s Past and Future

Event | November 18, 2017

Reaching Back for Truth

Gwen Trice has spent the last fifteen years uncovering her father’s legacy and the history of Oregon’s Black loggers, who lived and worked in Wallowa County at a time when Oregon law excluded Blacks from the state.

This Land | August 24, 2017

What Is Mine

Editor Kathleen Holt on looking for identity in the post-colonial welter of midcentury Hawaii.

Magazine | August 22, 2017

A City's Lifeblood

As efforts to clean up Portland Harbor begin, the communities most affected by pollution see a chance to reconnect to the Willamette River. By Julia Rosen

Magazine | August 22, 2017

Think & Drink with Walidah Imarisha

A conversation on criminalization, poverty, prisons, harm, and systems of accountability within the US criminal justice system with writer and educator Walidah Imarisha.

Event | October 9, 2017

Think & Drink

A conversation focusing on race, power, and justice

Event | November 15, 2017

Stake Your Place

The Cully neighborhood of Portland offers a glimpse at the complex racial, ethnic, and economic factors at play in a community trying to resist the forces of gentrification, displacement, and change.

This Land | July 2, 2017

Conversation Project: What Are You?

Mixed-Race and Interracial Families in Oregon's Past and Future

Event | June 3, 2017

Vanport Mosaic Festival

Theater, documentaries, historic exhibits, lectures, and tours will explore will explore the history and legacy of Vanport. Oregon Humanities is a cosponsor of this event.

Event | May 26, 2017

"Priced Out" Screening and Dialogue

Watch an excerpt from the film and then join the discussion about how rising housing prices are displacing Portland's black community. Oregon Humanities is a cosponsor of this event.

Event | May 28, 2017

All Our Voices

Mary Thompson, a 2016 graduate of Humanity in Perspective—a college humanities course for adults facing barriers to their education—shares what the program has meant to her and what she hopes for the future in her address to the 2017 graduating class.

Humanity in Perspective | May 3, 2017

Conversation Project: Where Are You from?

Exploring What Makes Us Oregonians

Event | April 26, 2017

Conversation Project: What's in a Label?

Thinking about Diversity and Racial Categories

Event | April 25, 2017

"Spiritrials" Post-Show Discussion with Mic Crenshaw

A conversation reflecting on the show with hip hop artist and activist Mic Crenshaw. This is an Oregon Humanities grant-funded event.

Event | April 30, 2017

"Spiritrials" Post-Show Discussion with Pancho Savery

A conversation reflecting on the show with Pancho Savery, professor of English and humanities at Reed College. This is an Oregon Humanities grant-funded event.

Event | April 29, 2017

"Spiritrials" Post-Show Discussion with Creator Dahlak Brathwaite

A conversation reflecting on the show. This is an Oregon Humanities grant-funded event.

Event | April 28, 2017

"Spiritrials" Post-Show Discussion on Faith and Religion

A conversation reflecting on the show with Conversation Project leader Elizabeth Harlan-Ferlo of Interfaith Muse. This is an Oregon Humanities grant-funded event.

Event | April 27, 2017

The Opposite of What We Know

Writer Putsata Reang reflects on the project "Bitter Harvest"

This Land | April 24, 2017

"Spiritrials" Post-Show Discussion with JoAnn Hardesty

A conversation reflecting on the show with JoAnn Hardesty, President of NAACP Portland branch. This is an Oregon Humanities grant-funded event.

Event | April 22, 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: Where Are You from?

Exploring What Makes Us Oregonians

Event | April 13, 2017

Conversation Project: Where Are You from?

Exploring What Makes Us Oregonians

Event | May 2, 2017

Conversation Project: What's in a Label?

Thinking about Diversity and Racial Categories

Event | May 16, 2017

Conversation Project: Power, Privilege, and Racial Diversity in Oregon

Willamette University professor Emily Drew will lead participants in a conversation that explores some of the causes of this continued isolation and the differences of experience between Oregonians of different races—such as institutional racism, white privilege, and unconscious bias.

Event | May 30, 2017

POSTPONED Conversation Project: Power, Privilege, and Racial Diversity in Oregon

Emily Drew will lead participants in a conversation that explores some of the causes of this continued isolation and the differences of experience between Oregonians of different races—such as institutional racism, white privilege, and unconscious bias.

Event | July 13, 2017

Bitter Harvest Screening and Discussion

Video screening and panel discussion about This Land's Bitter Harvest project

Event | May 3, 2017

Conversation Project: What's in a Label?

Thinking about Diversity and Racial Categories

Event | April 8, 2017

Conversation Project: What's in a Label?

Thinking about Diversity and Racial Categories

Event | April 6, 2017

Race & Place: Old Town's Chinatown and Japantown through Chinese American and Nikkei Eyes

Chinese and Japanese American elders explore Old Town's multiethnic and multiracial past. This is an Oregon Humanities grant-funded event.

Event | May 3, 2017

Conversation Project: What's in a Label?

Thinking about Diversity and Racial Categories

Event | June 8, 2017

Conversation Project: Power, Privilege, and Racial Diversity in Oregon

Many Oregonians value racial diversity and the dimension and depth it adds to our lives, yet we remain largely isolated from one another and have yet to fulfill the vision of a racially integrated society. Willamette University professor Emily Drew will lead participants in a conversation that explores some of the causes of this continued isolation and the differences of experience between Oregonians of different races—such as institutional racism, white privilege, and unconscious bias.

Event | June 20, 2017

Conversation Project: Where Are You from?

Exploring What Makes Us Oregonians

Event | May 18, 2017

Think & Drink on Poverty, Displacement, and Inequality

A conversation with Portland leaders and activists working on creative ways to mitigate the effects of the city's housing shortage and build more stable, prosperous communities.

Event | May 17, 2017

Conversation Project: What's in a Label?

Thinking about Diversity and Racial Categories

Event | March 24, 2017

Conversation Project: Where Are You From?

Exploring What Makes Us Oregonians

Event | March 21, 2017

Race & Place: Old Town's Chinatown and Japantown through Chinese American and Nikkei Eyes

Chinese and Japanese American elders explore Old Town's multiethnic and multiracial past. This is an Oregon Humanities grant-funded event.

Event | March 22, 2017

Conversation Project: Where Are You from?

Exploring What Makes Us Oregonians

Event | June 25, 2017

Think & Drink on the Future of Urban Development in Portland

A conversation about the future of housing and urban development in Portland with civic leaders and developers poised to make it happen.

Event | March 15, 2017

History in the News: Immigration in Oregon's Past and Present

The first program of the 2017 History in the News forum series explores the history of immigration, immigration law, and immigrant rights in Oregon. This is an Oregon Humanities grant-funded event.

Event | March 16, 2017

Conversation Project: What Are You?

Mixed-Race and Interracial Families in Oregon's Past and Future

Event | March 5, 2017

Community Forum on Identity and the Use of Race on National Forms

The NAACP Eugene-Springfield Branch hosts a forum about racial identification on government forms. This is an Oregon Humanities grant-funded event.

Event | March 1, 2017

Conversation Project: What's in a Label?

Thinking about Diversity and Racial Categories

Event | February 22, 2017

Race Tool Kit Workshop

Event | February 19, 2017

Conversation Project: What Are You?

Event | February 9, 2017

Portland Expo Center: A Hidden History

This film produced by Jodi Darby for Oregon Humanities shares the experiences of Japanese Americans who were imprisoned in the Portland Expo Center during World War II.

Beyond the Margins | February 9, 2017

Facing the N-Word

Writer Donnell Alexander reflects on the making of “An Oregon Canyon”

This Land | February 8, 2017

Words Have Life

Filmmaker Sika Stanton reflects on the making of “An Oregon Canyon”

This Land | February 8, 2017

An Oregon Canyon

Produced by Sika Stanton and Donnell Alexander for Oregon Humanities, this film reveals the story of a canyon in Jefferson County, Oregon that was renamed for John A. Brown in 2014, one of the first Black homesteaders in Oregon.

Beyond the Margins | January 10, 2017

Within Makeshift Walls

Author Eric Gold on the Portland Expo Center’s era as a prison for Japanese Americans during World War II.

Magazine | December 6, 2016

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

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

In the Land of the New

Mexican immigrants find home in el nuevo South. An excerpt from Translation Nation by Héctor Tobar

Beyond the Margins | March 29, 2016

Community in Flux

The long-persecuted Roma people begin to speak out. By Lisa Loving

Magazine | December 18, 2015

My North Star

How Mumia Abu-Jamal Led Me to Activism. An essay by Walidah Imarisha

Beyond the Margins | November 24, 2015

Posts

Readers write about Safe

Magazine | August 11, 2015

Future: Portland

Civic leaders describe the loss of Portland's strong black communities and the hope of restoring them in the future in a video by Ifanyi Bell.

Beyond the Margins | March 9, 2015

Magazine Podcast: Quandary

Talking about Ferguson, feminism, and filling out forms with Oregon Humanities magazine contributors

Beyond the Margins | December 17, 2014

The Late Show

Journalist Nigel Duara on the media becoming part of the story in the 2014 protests in Ferguson, Missouri.

Magazine | December 8, 2014

Boxed In

Writer Wendy Willis ponders which race to check and which people to leave behind when asked about her racial and ethnic background.

Magazine | December 8, 2014

The Air I Breathe

Filmmaker Ifanyi Bell writes about growing up underestimated in Portland

Magazine | December 8, 2014

The Bamboo Ceiling

Alex Tizon on how "Orientals" became "Asians." An excerpt from Big Little Man: In Search of My Asian Self

Beyond the Margins | September 15, 2014

Small Man in a Big Country

Native language is just the first thing an immigrant family abandons in order to become American. An excerpt from Little Big Man: In Search of My Asian Self by Alex Tizon

Magazine | July 31, 2014

What It Means to Say Portland

Mitchell S. Jackson on the experience of growing up Black in North and Northeast Portland.

Magazine | December 5, 2013

My Brother, the Keeper

A woman tries to understand her brother's need to hoard. An essay by Dmae Roberts

Magazine | November 15, 2013

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

More Than Skin Deep

Scholar Naomi Zack on the science and social construction of race in America

Magazine | August 9, 2013

One America?

A conversation between Gregory Rodriguez and Tomas Jimenez about American identity, race, immigration, and ideology.

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

Being Brown

Bobbie Willis Soeby on when skin lies and when skin tells the truth

Magazine | August 9, 2013

Legally White

Muslim immigrants vie for citizenship in the early twentieth century. By Kambiz Ghaneabassiri

Magazine | November 8, 2011

Uprockin' the Rose City

The community that hip hop built in Portland. An article by Walidah Imarisha

Magazine | August 8, 2011

What Remains

A search for the site of a notorious massacre in Hells Canyon

Magazine | March 17, 2010