Our readers' favorite articles and videos from the past year explore stories of place, belonging, and identity both personal and historical.
Things that make you say O. Hm.
Join filmmakers Sika Stanton and Donovan Smith for a screening of "The Numbers," a short film produced as part of Oregon Humanities' This Land project, followed by a community conversation with participants in the film.
From the 1940s to '60s, the Mims House was a safe place to stay for African Americans traveling through Oregon. Now it’s a gathering place for the Black community in Eugene. Video by Nisha Burton.
Photographer Ezra Marcos Ayala reflects on the making of “To Live More Free”
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.
Filmmaker Ifanyi Bell reflects on the making of “Future: Portland 2”
Writer Putsata Reang reflects on the project "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.
Video screening and panel discussion about This Land's Bitter Harvest project