Latino Heritage Preservation April 29 8:30 a.m.
Latino history in Oregon is long and deep. People of Latin American descent have impacted what Oregon has become through labor, community development, entrepreneurship, and more. Yet, this important history has been overlooked, under documented, and excluded from the shared narrative. Now many heritage organizations are working to change that.
The goal of the event is to kick-off a statewide conversation about coordinating efforts to preserve and promote Oregon’s Latino heritage. The online session will be April 29, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Registration is open now.
Desiree Aranda and Sara Delgadillo Cruz, executive board members from Latin@s in Heritage Conservation will explore the breadth of with is Latino heritage and facilitate the session. Latin@s in Heritage Conservation is a national organization of professionals, educators, and advocates who believe in preserving and elevating Latino history and places to create a more inclusive American narrative and sustain the living cultural heritage of the country’s diverse Latino communities.
This session will provide context on how to think broadly about heritage conservation, share a national approach to this work, and facilitate discussion about how we can ensure Latino stories are being documented and shared throughout Oregon.
Learn about existing statewide resources and how to engage with them, including:
- Oregon State University Oregon Multicultural Archives, Natalia Fernández
- Latino Roots, University of Oregon, Gabriela Martinez and Lynn Stephen
- Oregon Historical Society, Eliza Canty-Jones
Explore other networking models, including:
- Women’s History Consortium, Jan Dilg and Kimberly Jensen
- Oregon Folklife Network, Emily West Hartlerode
These presentations will provide a framework for the discussion.
Everyone is welcome to join this free event. Share your experiences, challenges, and hopes for how Oregon can expand efforts to conserve and contribute to an inclusive American narrative.