Consider This with Jamelle Bouie

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One week before Election Day, New York Times columnist Jamelle Bouie will talk with Oregon Humanities about democracy, moments of transition, and the significance of this particularly charged political moment. Bouie has been an observer of political culture and someone whose work has shaped culture—in print, on television, on Twitter, and even through his photography—and as we talk...

Misinformation, Fake News, and Political Propaganda

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Are you overwhelmed with messages from politicians, news sources and other media? Distinguish truth from fiction using real-world examples. Become your own “factchecker” and learn how to find accurate information. Register here.

Connect in Place: What just happened? What happens next?

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One week after election day, on Tuesday, November 10 from 5 to 6:30 pm, Oregon Humanities will host an online community conversation about the results of federal, state, and local elections. This statewide conversation will focus less on the numbers than on the significance of these results for ourselves and our communities. Through a combination...

Connect in Place: Relationships for resilience

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Christina deVillier hosts this virtual conversation on Tuesday, November 17 from 5-6:30 pm. In a time of intensifying social and ecological crises and a cultural context of individualism, the pressure to practice "self-care," build "personal resilience," and "transform oneself" is pervasive. While "doing your own work" is important, we overemphasize the individual to the detriment...

Connect in Place: Can we get along?

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Join facilitator Chisao Hata in examining our personal experiences of connection and community on Tuesday, December 1 from 5-6:30 pm. In 1992, in the midst of riots sparked by the acquittal of police officers who brutally beat him, Rodney King asked, “Can we get along?” This iconic American question still resonates today. What is it...

Connect in Place: What is a creative priority?

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Join writer, painter, and performer MOsley WOtta (Jason Graham) on Tuesday, December 15 from 5-6:30 pm for this virtual conversation about getting creative during the apocalypse. So the world is ending, want to start a record label? This conversation investigates the relevance of making art during times of personal, communal, or global crisis. How can...

Connect in Place: Talking about dying

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Join facilitator Andrea Cano on Tuesday, January 12 from 5 to 6:30 pm to discuss death, a universal event that transcends many of the differences between us. While we focus most on the quality of our lives and well-being, we rarely talk about the quality of our dying and deaths. Now in its fifth year,...

Connect in Place: Exploring power and privilege with courage, creativity, and compassion

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Join facilitator Ridhi D’Cruz on Tuesday, January 26 from 5 to 6:30 pm for a conversation that explores how we face and transform oppression in our everyday lives.As individuals and groups, we experience varying levels and different types of privileges and powers. Recognizing our relationship to oppression can bring feelings of guilt, shame, grief and...