Oregon Humanities presents Think & Drink conversations with partner organizations in communities around the state.
Join us for an onstage conversation about voting rights and the future of democracy with Desmond Meade, executive director of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition. Meade is a formerly homeless returning citizen who overcame many obstacles to eventually lead the FRRC to a historic victory in 2018 with the successful passage of Amendment 4, a grassroots citizen’s initiative which restored voting rights to over 1.4 million Floridians with past felony convictions. He is also chair of Floridians for a Fair Democracy and a graduate of Florida International University College of Law. At this event, Meade will appear in conversation with Adam Davis, executive director of Oregon Humanities. Think & Drink is an onstage conversation series that explores provocative ideas and fresh perspectives. Come prepared to listen, watch, and engage. We invite you to stay after the program for snacks and conversation. Minors are welcome when accompanied by an adult. The Alberta Rose Theatre is accessible by Trimet bus lines 17, 70, and 72. The venue is wheelchair accessible.
Four onstage conversations with activists, writers and civic leaders about how we make decisions together in our communities
Join Young Artist Institute Artists-in-Residence and acclaimed poet Richard Blanco in conversation with Oregon Humanities' board member and SOU professor Bobby Arellano for an evening of exploring the American narrative, past and present, and the unkept promise of its ideals. This is a Think & Drink partner event with the Southern Oregon University Pre-College Youth Programs
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.
The 2018–19 Think & Drink series on Journalism and Justice continues with a conversation with reporter and novelist Omar El Akkad, author of American War.
An onstage conversation on journalism and justice.
Join Josephine Community Libraries and Oregon Humanities for a Think & Drink conversation with Edwin Battistella, author of Sorry About That: The Language of Public Apology and writer Jennifer Roberts.
This toolkit will help you host Think & Drink events, big or small, in your community.
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..
Join us for a conversation about alternative systems of justice with two people who have dedicated their careers to reforming the one we have now: Novelist and former criminal investigator Rene Denfeld; David Rogers, executive director of ACLU of Oregon; and Bobbin Singh, executive director of Oregon Justice Resource Center.
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.
Join us for a conversation about the challenges and opportunities in community organizing around Oregon at the Alberta Rose Theatre in Portland.
Oregon Humanities' Think & Drink program strives to include more voices and communities in 2018.
Tillamook County Pioneer Museum and Oregon Humanities present a conversation on the challenges and benefits of tourism in Tillamook County.
A conversation on criminalization, poverty, prisons, harm, and systems of accountability within the US criminal justice system with writer and educator Walidah Imarisha.
A conversation focusing on race, power, and justice
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.
A conversation about the future of housing and urban development in Portland with civic leaders and developers poised to make it happen.
Sparks provocative conversations about big ideas.
A conversation about the Great Migration with Isabel Wilkerson and Rukaiyah Adams
A conversation with writer William T. Vollmann on privacy, surveillance, and hope
Did you miss one of our Think & Drink conversations? You can find audio and video from past events here.