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Oregon Historical Society
Published: 07 March 2018

Latinas in Oregon History: Women's Stories from the Latino Roots Project

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Presented by Gabriela Martínez and Lynn Stephen

2 p.m. at the Oregon Historical Society

Free Admission 

Drawing from the Latino Roots in Oregon Project, professors Gabriela Martínez and Lynn Stephen will address the history and stories of contemporary Latinas whose contributions to our cultural, social, economic, and political life are significant and ongoing. They will showcase short selected videos with compelling women’s stories and will also discuss the challenges for first- and second-generation migrant women, including issues of gender asylum in the state of Oregon.

Gabriela Martínez is associate professor at the School of Journalism and Communication and Director for the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS). Martínez is a communications researcher and a documentary filmmaker who has produced/directed over fourteen documentary films/videos. Her creative work focuses on topics of historical memory, immigration, social movements, and human rights issues. Her research centers on international communication and the political economy of global media and telecommunication. Martínez is co-creator of the Latino Roots in Oregon Project.


Timber Culture

Monday, March 19, 2018

6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Oregon Historical Society

A traveling exhibit created by the Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center

Free Admission 

This reception will welcome Timber Culture, a traveling exhibit curated by the Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center (MHIC).

Timber Culture is an exhibit providing an inclusive look at Oregon’s multicultural logging industry. Consisting of twenty framed photographs, it depicts the lives of loggers and their families drawn together from different cultures during the great migration. The exhibit is created by the Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center, which seeks to gather, catalog, preserve, and interpret the rich history of the multicultural logging community of Maxville, Oregon, as well as similar communities in the Pacific Northwest.

Gwen Trice, founder and Executive Director of MHIC, will offer remarks about the exhibit and the organization's work. For this evening only, several additional artifacts, not in the standard exhibit, will be on display for viewers to enjoy.


Genealogy Workshop: ‘Bury the Dead, Not the Living: Organizing Your Records’

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Presented by Hannah Z. Allan

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Oregon Historical Society

$20, $15 for OHS members

Organization is the key to productive and successful family history research. Learn how to stay on top of (instead of underneath) those piles of pedigrees, censuses, pension files, and probates by organizing and preserving your records electronically.

For more information or to buy tickets, visit http://www.ohs.org/events/genealogy-workshop-bury-the-dead-not-the-living-organizing-your-records.cfm.


History Pub: Untold Stories of the Civil Rights Movement

Monday, March 26, 2018

7 p.m. at McMenamins Kennedy School

Presented by Joyce Harris, Sen. Jackie Winters, Charmaine Coleman, and Charlotte Rutherford; moderated by Joy Alise Davis

Presented in partnership with the Oregon Black Pioneers, McMenamins and Holy Names Heritage Center

Free Admission 

Event attendees will learn about the traditionally untold stories of the Civil Rights Movement, specifically the role of women of color. Speakers will share reflections on their work in the Oregon Civil Rights Movement — their struggles and greatest memories — as well as advice for young activists on how to get involved.

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