Events & Opportunities

May 29, 2024

Consider This Discussion Group: Humans, Land, and Animals

On Wednesday, May 29, join people from across the state for a free online conversation about Consider This: Humans, Land, and Animals, facilitated by Rozzell Medina. The discussion will take place on Zoom from 11:00 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.

11:00 a.m., Virtual Event, statewide

June 8, 2024

Celebración de la tierra y su cosecha, y de nuestra conexión humana

¡Únete para celebrar nuestra cultura, comida y comunidad en el corazón de Oregon Central! So Much Together, un programa de Oregon Humanities, se complace de colaborar con la Asociación de la Comunidad Latina en el Centro de Oregon y el High Desert Food and Farm Alliance en una tarde llena de historias, comida y conversación.

12:00 to 3:00 p.m., Latino Community Association, Madras

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June 22, 2024

So Much Together: As Often as the Bold: Fear, Community, Movement, and Change

Fear is central to our human experience, a powerful force that extends beyond our individual lives into political and cultural realms. In an uncertain world, the opportunities for fear to take root and spread are infinite. In this So Much Together workshop, we take a non-judgmental approach to fear, viewing it not as our enemy—but as a catalyst for self-discovery and transformation.

12:30 to 3:00 p.m., optional social time from 12:00-12:30 and 3:00-3:30 p.m., Historic Alberta House, Portland

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June 26, 2024

Pride Reading

Join Oregon Humanities and Incite: Queer Writers Read at Bishop & Wilde on Wednesday, June 26, from 7:00–9:00 p.m. for a celebration of queer and trans pride. This reading will feature writers Bobby Jo Valentine, Emily Moon, Zoe Gamell Brown, Aakash Kishore, Rowan Bay, and Heather Wiedenhoft.

7:00–9:00 p.m., Bishop & Wilde at Tin House, Portland

June 26, 2024

Conversation Project: Does Nature Have a Purpose?

Oregonians have long struggled to balance cultural, political, and values-based differences tied to our use of land and resources. As we enter an age of accelerating environmental change and scarcity, it is important to understand what drives these differences. In this conversation we will explore our attitudes and assumptions about the purpose of the environment in our lives and how those attitudes and assumptions shape our perception of environmental issues and policies.

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6:00 p.m., Cedar Mill Community Library, Portland

Photo of So Much Together: Singing Our Traditions to Life: Music, Memory, and Migration

July 13, 2024

So Much Together: Singing Our Traditions to Life: Music, Memory, and Migration

We all have a particular lineage, a continuing story connecting us across centuries to ancestors, land, and traditions. But what does it really mean to be from a place, from a heritage? In this So Much Together workshop, we'll deepen our sense of cultural heritage and/or identity, while engaging in thoughtful dialogue about how these might impact our roles and responsibilities as residents of our current communities. 

12:30 to 1:00 p.m. (optional social time); 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., Shaw Historical Library, Klamath Falls

July 13, 2024

Conversation Project: Does Nature Have a Purpose?

Oregonians have long struggled to balance cultural, political, and values-based differences tied to our use of land and resources. As we enter an age of accelerating environmental change and scarcity, it is important to understand what drives these differences. In this conversation we will explore our attitudes and assumptions about the purpose of the environment in our lives and how those attitudes and assumptions shape our perception of environmental issues and policies.

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2:00 p.m., Estacada Public Library, Estacada

Photo of So Much Together: Touching Inspiration: Embracing Creativity through the Senses

July 20, 2024

So Much Together: Touching Inspiration: Embracing Creativity through the Senses

Our hands may be our primary tools for daily work and productivity, but they are also a powerful vessel for creativity and connection. Join us for a So Much Together workshop to collaborate with the natural environment and explore the powerful currents that connect and move us.

12:30 to 3:30 p.m. MDT, optional social time from 12:00-12:30 and 3:30-4:00 p.m., Four Rivers Cultural Center, Ontario

July 25, 2024

Reflective Conversation Training (virtual)

The virtual facilitation training will take place online via Zoom over the following sessions:

  • Day 1: Thursday, July 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Day 2: Friday, July 26, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Day 3: Friday, August 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

To register for this virtual training, click here.

9:00 a.m., Virtual Event, statewide

August 3, 2024

Our Untapped Treasures: Children and Elders are Problem Solvers too

There are many reasons why people fail to invite children and elders to the table when it comes to solving problems: “They’re too young.” “They need to be protected from hearing about serious issues.” “I’m sure they care, but the world is a very different place now.” “They’re just going to talk about how things used to be.” “I wouldn’t want my child to be burdened with this reality.” “I don’t want to have to explain the issues repeatedly.”

The more serious the issue, the less likely it is that a child or elder will be helping to come up with a solution. We were all children once, and sometimes we had great solutions to problems that adults didn’t have. If we’re fortunate, we’ll all become elderly, and we will have a wealth of experience and accumulated wisdom to share. The goal of this conversation is to encourage people to approach problem solving in a more inclusive manner and ask elders or children to share their ideas.

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2:00 p.m., Estacada Public Library, Estacada