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Collaboration is key! We know the reasons to partner with other groups and individuals- to reach new audiences with our missions, create lasting impacts, and increase the return on our investments of time and money. But let's be honest, true collaboration that is mutually beneficial is process driven. It takes time and commitment, and it doesn't happen immediately. As communities across Oregon do the hard work of recovering from COVID-19, it's more important than ever to use our resources strategically and collaborate rather than compete. The 2021 Heritage Summit will focus on understanding needs, priorities, and opportunities within our communities. True collaboration can help us make history visible and heritage organizations even more relevant.
Preliminary Schedule (subject to change)
Thursday, April 29
Registration is open!
Registration includes keynote address, networking moments, Collaboration Success!, Collaboration workshop, and the Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards. And you will be included in a drawing for useful publications!
Typically we coordinate a banquet with the Conference or Summit honoring the recipiencts of the year's Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards.
Due to COVID-19, it is necessary for us to pivot this to video presentations during the Summit event.
Award winners will be announced in March 2021.
The 2021 Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards are generously sponsored by:
The Call: Recognizing the value in all of our stories – Trina Michelle RobinsonTrina Michelle Robinson will share the story that she told when touring the country with The Moth Mainstage: her exploration of her family’s enslaved ancestry, their liberation and migration to Chicago. Her mission is to help people of all backgrounds connect to one another through storytelling, with the hope we can see ourselves in each other. She will also discuss the research behind her story, how she has processed what she has learned through storytelling and her commitment to raising the voices of marginalized people everywhere.
Latinos have a long history in the state of Oregon. The land that is now Oregon was once claimed by Spain, and Oregon and Mexico shared a border until 1848. From the 1800s onward, Latinos have come to Oregon, and today the Latino population in Oregon continues to grow and change. While some organizations are researching, documenting, and interpreting Oregon’s rich Latino history, no centralized group or movement has emerged.Those who are doing this work may not be aware of other efforts and those who want to do this work may not know where to start. This goal of this networking session is to kick-off a conversation about how Oregon can coordinate efforts to preserve and promote Latino Heritage. Speakers from Latin@s in Heritage Conservation will share a national approach to this work, followed by short presentations about current statewide research resources. A discussion and brainstorm will be facilitated to create next steps. Facilitators:Executive committee members of Latin@s in Heritage ConservationDesiree Aranda, Independent Cultural Resources ConsultantSara Delgadillo Cruz, Preservation Planner for the City of Los AngelesPresenting Organizations:Oregon Multicultural Archives, Oregon State University, Natalia FernandezLatino Roots, University of Oregon, Lynn Stephen & Gabriela MartinezOregon Historical Society, Eliza Canty-JonesWomen’s History Consortium, Janice Dilg & Kimberly JensenOregon Folklife Network , Emily West Hartlerode
Schedule for this pre-Summit event coming soon.
Free and open to all, register here.
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