Join us online for a thought-provoking talk. Throughout the year, we bring a diverse array of experts and advocates to lead conversations about scientific, cultural, and social justice topics. While we normally gather at the museum, we're offering these talks virtually throughout these stay-at-home weeks. 


Tune in live on Facebook for real-time conversation, or catch our talks after they air on our YouTube channel. 




Spring 2020:

Thursday, April 23 | 6:00 p.m.

Eric Ward

Organized Bigotry: A History of Hate Groups in Oregon

Join Eric Ward, executive director of the Western States Center and a national expert on the history of hate violence, for an examination of hate groups in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. What are the impacts of these groups on People of Color, other minorities, and our democratic institutions? What actions we can take to counter the hate?

Missed the presentation? Watch it now on YouTube

Thursday, June 4 | 6:00 p.m. 

Marchers arriving at the Capitol, 1963

The March: Civil Rights and the Problem of American Apartheid

Join University of Oregon Clark Honors College Professor David Frank and his students for a virtual discussion of The March, a film by UO alumnus James Blue that documents the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

Before the discussion, watch Blue's 33-minute film and check out David Frank's 3-minute intro to the presentation. Then tune in to the museum's Facebook page at 6:00 p.m. on June 4 to join a live discussion about the film, the civil rights movement, and white nationalism in the U.S. 

Missed the presentation? Watch it now on YouTube

The Museum of Natural and Cultural History is honored to host this presentation of student research at the University of Oregon. Opinions expressed as part of the presentation are those of the participants and their expression is protected under the university’s Academic Freedom policy. For more information visit