HIP Courses

Registration is now open for the following HIP courses:

Winter 2023 (3 credits, online)
Spring 2023 (3 credits, in person)

In both courses, conversation, diverse media (texts, podcasts, visual art, film, and music), reflective writing, activities, projects, and interactive visits with special guests will contribute to our dynamic, community-centered learning experiences.

Before registering, we encourage you to read this list of frequently asked questions



There is one general registration form for both courses. 

Register for Winter 2023 or Spring 2023

Winter Priority Due Date: December 7, 2022
Winter Final Due Date: January 16, 2023

Spring Priority Due Date: February 20, 2023
Spring Final Due Date: April 3, 2023

For more information or assistance, you can email Rozzell Medina, HIP Program Manager, at r.medina@oregonhumanities.org or call (971) 361-9883.


Fall 2022

This year's three-credit fall course will be offered in partnership with the YWCA of Portland's Family Preservation Project.

Enrollment in this course is limited to current and past participants in the Family Preservation Project program.


Winter 2023

Online, 3 credits
January 16–March 20, 2023
Mondays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. 
AND Saturdays, February 18 & March 18 from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Instructors: Rozzell Medina and roame jasmin          

Please note that this course happens online via Zoom. Qualifying participants living in Oregon and within a short distance of the Oregon border in neighboring states are encouraged to apply. Some technical assistance is available to promote participation and ensure student success.                                                                                                    

Couse description: This course begins by examining diverse perspectives on how and why people learn in community. Then we explore the creative relationship between art, chaos, power, and culture. Finally, we investigate intersections of art, protest, and public humanities. 

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Spring 2023

In person, 3 credits
April 3–June 5, 2023
Mondays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.  
AND Saturdays, April 22 & May 20 from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Instructors: Rozzell Medina and Amanda Singer

Please note that this course happens in-person in our downtown Portland office. We will follow up-to-date local health protocols. We offer a variety of supports to encourage attendance and ensure students success, including bus tickets and limited childcare reimbursement.

Course description: Throughout history, people have used creativity to nurture social change, sometimes sparking movements that have been remembered, celebrated, and even emulated for generations. In this course, we will explore some of these individuals and movements, considering their impact on the world we live in today and how we might draw inspiration from them as we shape that world.

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Support and Assistance

All HIP courses are taught by experienced instructors who prioritize student success and community-centered learning. To promote success in HIP courses and beyond, the following types of support and assistance are available:

  • Free course readings
  • Bus tickets 
  • Technological assistance 
  • Childcare reimbursements
  • Mentorship from HIP instructors

Additional Information

Learn about our HIP instructors

Frequently asked questions about HIP



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