Events & Opportunities

July 21, 2020

Virtual Think & Drink with Samuel Sinyangwe and Nkenge Harmon Johnson

Join us for a live conversation about safety, justice, and policing with Nkenge Harmon Johnson, president and CEO of Urban League of Portland, and activist and data scientist Samuel Sinyangwe, cocreator of Police Scorecard and Mapping Police Violence, moderated by Omar El Akkad.

5:00 to 6:30,

August 10, 2020

Conversation Project: Why DIY? Self-sufficiency and American Life

Are we as self-sufficient as we can be? As we should be? What are the pleasures and pitfalls of doing it yourself? This conversation with Jennifer Burns Bright investigates why we strive to be makers and doers in a world that provides more conveniences than ever before. How might the “new industrial revolution” of tinkerers and crafters affect American schools and workplaces? How do maker spaces or skills courses foster greater engagement and involvement? What could be left behind when we increase self-sufficiency in a community? All kinds of DIY interests are welcome: we can focus on foraging, permaculture, prepping, woodworking, or hovercraft making—or perhaps all of these at once! Through our shared stories, we will seek to understand more deeply how DIY functions in American life.

7:00 p.m., Walters Cultural Arts Center, Hillsboro

August 20, 2020

Facilitation Training Online - August

Oregon Humanities' facilitation training prepares people to plan and facilitate conversations about vital issues and ideas across differences, beliefs, and backgrounds. These discussions help build strong relationships within organizations and among communities. We will be hosting this three-part training on Zoom, and we’ll focus on both online and in-person facilitation techniques and skills.

10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.,