Showing 32 results for tag Work

The Bakken Breaks

Jennifer Strange writes about how she and her husband, both avowed environmentalists, found themselves working North Dakota's Bakken oil fields.

Magazine | August 25, 2020

In These Uncertain Times

During the pandemic, Oregonians have been urged to “stay home, save lives.” But for many, staying home is not an option.

Magazine | August 24, 2020

Talking about Independent Labor and Systemic Inequality

A conversation with writer Emilly Prado about freelance work, self-employment, and how our systems not always support workers in informal economies.

Beyond the Margins | April 10, 2020

Talking about Retirement

A conversation with Jason Arias on the importance of talking more about retirement in our communities.

Beyond the Margins | February 21, 2020

CANCELED - Live to Work or Work to Live?: Exploring What Makes a Job Good

Most adults spend most of their waking hours working. Yet, we rarely have the time to consider why certain work brings us satisfaction and other work does not. Do our jobs define our personal success? Are some jobs more valuable than others? How do jobs contribute to national success or failure? This conversation, led by historian Nikki Mandell, will engage participants in thinking about and discussing work more deeply. Participants will explore the quality and meanings of work in their own lives and those of people different from themselves and the connections between work as a personal endeavor and jobs as part of local and national economies. This conversation can be adapted to the needs and goals of the host organization and group of participants.

This event has been postponed and will be rescheduled.

Event | May 27, 2020

Talking about Wages and Pay Equity

A conversation with Samantha Bakall on how sharing how much we earn can further equality in the workplace.

Beyond the Margins | January 22, 2020

The State That Timber Built—2012

Tara Rae Miner considers what Oregon owes to the struggling timber communities that helped shape the state’s identity in this essay from the 2012 “Here” issue.

Magazine | December 23, 2019

The Air I Breathe—2014

Ifanyi Bell writes about growing up tolerated and underestimated in Portland in the 2014 “Quandary” issue.

Magazine | December 23, 2019

Conversation Project: Live to Work or Work to Live?

Most adults spend most of their waking hours working. Yet, we rarely have the time to consider why certain work brings us satisfaction and other work does not. Do our jobs define our personal success? Are some jobs more valuable than others? How do jobs contribute to national success or failure? This conversation, led by historian Nikki Mandell, will engage participants in thinking about and discussing work more deeply. Participants will explore the quality and meanings of work in their own lives and those of people different from themselves and the connections between work as a personal endeavor and jobs as part of local and national economies. This conversation can be adapted to the needs and goals of the host organization and group of participants.

Event | September 10, 2019

A Body in Motion

Tara L. Campbell on searching for the roots of her daughter's incessant rocking and her own need to stay moving.

Beyond the Margins | July 19, 2019

What I Do

Between writing, housekeeping, and mothering, my life is full. But I still feel pressure to make my mark, to show I was here. An essay by Jamie Passaro.

Beyond the Margins | March 28, 2019

Conversation Project: Everyday Leaders

Recognizing Leadership Beyond Power and Authority

Event | August 30, 2018

Conversation Project: Beyond Invitation

How Do We Create Inclusive Communities?

Event | May 30, 2018

Conversation Project: What Makes a Job Good?

This conversation engages participants in exploring the quality and meanings of work in their own lives and in the lives of others.

Event | May 19, 2018

Conversation Project: Everyday Leaders

Recognizing Leadership Beyond Power and Authority

Event | April 30, 2018

Conversation Project: Beyond Invitation

How Do We Create Inclusive Communities?

Event | April 23, 2018

Conversation Project: Everyday Leaders

Recognizing Leadership Beyond Power and Authority

Event | March 29, 2018

Conversation Project: Beyond Invitation

How Do We Create Inclusive Communities?

Event | March 10, 2018

Conversation Project: What Makes a Job Good?

This conversation, led by historian Nikki Mandell, will engage participants in thinking about and discussing work more deeply. Participants will explore the quality and meanings of work in their own lives and those of people different from themselves and the connections between work as a personal endeavor and jobs as part of local and national economies.

Event | May 3, 2018

Conversation Project: Beyond Invitation

How Do We Create Inclusive Communities?

Event | February 26, 2018

Conversation Project: Beyond Invitation

How Do We Create Inclusive Communities?

Event | February 27, 2018

Conversation Project: Beyond Invitation

How do you know if a space is inclusive and accessible for all, and is such a goal even possible? What do you do about the tension between people who have different needs to feel included? Join Rachel Bernstein to explore what it takes to make the shift from invitation to inclusion.

Event | March 15, 2018

Conversation Project: Beyond Invitation

How Do We Create Inclusive Communities?

Event | January 17, 2018

The Third Bullet

Jason Arias on reckoning with abbreviated phrases and abbreviated lives as an EMT.

Magazine | December 15, 2017

Conversation Project: Beyond Invitation

How Do We Create Inclusive Communities?

Event | February 22, 2018

Conversation Project: What Makes a Job Good? *POSTPONED*

Most adults spend most of their waking hours working. Yet, we rarely have the time to consider why certain work brings us satisfaction and other work does not. This conversation, led by historian Nikki Mandell, will engage participants in thinking about and discussing work more deeply.

Event | February 28, 2018

Conversation Project: Beyond Invitation

How Do We Create Inclusive Communities?

Event | February 21, 2018

Conversation Project: Beyond Invitation

How Do We Create Inclusive Communities?

Event | May 17, 2018

Conversation Project: Beyond Invitation

How Do We Create Inclusive Communities?

Event | November 8, 2017

Conversation Project: Beyond Invitation

How Do We Create Inclusive Communities?

Event | January 23, 2018

My Brother's Keeper: "Waging a Living"

This fall, Four Rivers Cultural Center in Ontario will present My Brother's Keeper, a series of eight documentary film screenings exploring the lives of marginalized peoples and issues such as mental health, addiction, and mass incarceration. Each screening will be followed by a presentation and Q&A session by a local nonprofit or government agency.

Event | November 1, 2017

Conversation Project: Beyond Invitation

How Do We Create Inclusive Communities?

Event | December 7, 2017