Events & Opportunities

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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

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.

RSVP for this free event.

6:00 p.m., Cedar Mill Community Library, 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 Jordan Marzka.

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

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June 26, 2024

The Civic Love Ride: A Bike Summer Ride

Oregon Humanities' Civic Love Ride is back, bringing even more goodness to Bike Summer's abundance of inspiration, joy, and goodhearted connection! Join us on a free, all-ages ride that celebrates civic love, which has been described as love for society expressed through a commitment to the common good and a belief that we are all better off when we are ALL better off! 

6:15 p.m., Terra Incognita Sculpture, Portland

Photo of Spoke'n Words 4 with Write Around Portland: A Bike Summer Ride

July 9, 2024

Spoke'n Words 4 with Write Around Portland: A Bike Summer Ride

Oregon Humanities’ popular Spoke’n Words ride returns, and this time we’re rolling in a different direction with Write Around Portland! In past years, the focus of this free, all-ages ride was on experiencing other people’s poems at iconic Portland spots. This year, with the help of Write Around Portland’s fantastic facilitators, riders and writers of all levels of in/experience can commune with cool prompts and pretty places as we all put pens and pencils to paper, and share our work with each other when the feeling moves us. 

6:30 p.m., Arbor Lodge Park, Portland

August 15, 2024

Reflective Conversation Training (in-person)

This training will take place in the Oregon Humanities office in Portland over the following days:

  • Day 1: Thursday, August 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Day 2: Friday, August 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

To register for the August in-person training, click here.

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Oregon Humanities, Portland