Talking History/Talking Spanish: A Panel Exploring the Latino Experience in the Hood River Valley
Sense of Place
November 8, 7 PM, Doors open at 6:30
Columbia Center for the Arts
For the past two years, Dr. Linn Orr, Executive Director of the Hood River History Museum, and Natalia Maria Fernandez, curator/archivist with Oregon Multicultural Archives at Oregon State University, have been collaborating on an exhibition entitled Talking History/Talking Spanish, which runs September through November at the History Museum and traces the Latino experience in the Hood River Valley.
On Wednesday, November 8, Orr and Fernandez will be joined by a panel of local Latino residents for Gorge Owned’s Sense of Place Series. Each member of the panel will add a unique perspective to a conversation about Latino life in the Hood River area as it has been experienced across generations. They will be joined by the following:
Fania Lora, a longtime Hood River resident originally from the Mexican state of Jalisco. Part of an enterprising family dedicated to politics and education, Fania earned a university degree in accounting in her native Mexico before settling here. In turn she has raised a family of very successful young professional women;
Ubaldo Hernandez, Gorge resident since the 1990s and a co-founder of Radio Tierra, Ubaldo recently joined Columbia Riverkeeper as Community Organizer. He offers a novel take on the Latino experience in the realm of community involvement and social activism;
Lisa Muñoz, born and raised in Hood River, received her BA degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Lewis & Clark College in 2012. Having returned to Hood River to assess and chart her future, Lisa is manager at Dog River. Lisa is also Oral History Coordinator for The History Museum’s Latino outreach program.
GO Sense of Place
When – Wednesday, November 8, 7PM
Where -Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River Oregon
Admission – Pay what you can; $10 suggested donation
More info: http://gorgeowned.org