Events & Opportunities

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

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

Photo of Pride Reading

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

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

Photo of The Civic Love Ride: A Bike Summer Ride

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

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.

Read more about this event.

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

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

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

Photo of Interpretando Nuestro Territorio

July 21, 2024

Interpretando Nuestro Territorio

A hike and conversation in Spanish presented in partnership with Deschutes Land Trust and Vámonos Outside

Te invitamos a una caminata con tiempos destinados a conversar al aire libre, donde exploraremos nuestra conexión con el territorio y aprenderemos nuevas formas de explorarlo. Descubre los esfuerzos de conservación en Oregon Central del Deschutes Land Trust y conéctate con otros participantes a través de nuestra cultura y experiencias compartidas.

Regístrate aquí

8:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Priday Ranch, Madras

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