In their new graphic novel, Beka Feathers and Ally Shwed journey through political history to explore democracy—how it works, what promises it holds, and how it differs from other systems of power
The Almeda Fire devastated my community. We can make future fires less destructive.
Bob Devine on why the market alone can't solve the problems of a warming planet
Juliet Grable writes about the Eastern Oregon town of John Day, a small city with big plans for the future that start in the greenhouse.
Astrid Melton reflects on her East German identity after the fall of the wall and reunification.
Tina Ontiveros writes about the different paths her life and her sister's have taken since their shared childhood experiences of poverty and abandonment.
The High Desert Museum presents a screening of David Byars' documentary about the 2016 occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, followed by a facilitated discussion. This program is made possible in part by a Responsive Program Grant from Oregon Humanities.
The High Desert Museum presents a community conversation about public lands. This program is made possible in part by a Responsive Program Grant from Oregon Humanities.
A discussion of the Malheur occupuation, restoration, and public lands in Oregon. This program is made possible in part by a Responsive Program Grant from Oregon Humanities.
Matthew Minicucci writes about searching for the origin of a tiny sliver of public land in Marion County.
Privacy and Expectations in the US
This is an Oregon Humanities grant-funded event.
The NAACP Eugene-Springfield Branch hosts a forum about racial identification on government forms. This is an Oregon Humanities grant-funded event.
An excerpt from Micah White's book, The End of Protest: A New Playbook for the Revolution
A Sanders delegate's brush with national party politics. An essay by Valdez Bravo
Writer Guy Maynard on a little-known history of a Southern Oregon community during World War II where prisoners of war were more welcome than US military of color
Creative resistance bloomed in the lead up to the Vancouver Olympics. An excerpt from Power Games: A Political History of the Olympics by Jules Boykoff
Mexican immigrants find home in el nuevo South. An excerpt from Translation Nation by Héctor Tobar
Illustrating the systems that move salmon, waste, traffic, and legislation
Bandleader Simon Tam explains his fight to trademark his band’s name, “The Slants.” Tam recently argued his case before the US Supreme Court. He won.
Are there alternatives to police that could keep communities safe? Author Kristian Williams discusses lessons from the Black Freedom Movement.
Talking about Ferguson, feminism, and filling out forms with Oregon Humanities magazine contributors
A conversation with writer William T. Vollmann on privacy, surveillance, and hope
Tara Rae Miner on what Oregon owes the struggling timber communities that helped shape the state’s identity
Historian Bob Bussel on Oregon's long history of protecting workers