The 2020-2025 Oregon Heritage Plan emphasizes the importance of engaging with the community and telling all stories by exploring the power of partnerships. The Latino community has been largely excluded from heritage efforts in the past. We see growing interest and work in this area, which makes it an ideal time to bring people together to explore how to continue the growth.
With that said, we’re excited to welcome Desiree Aranda and Sara Delgadillo Cruz, executive board members from [email protected] in Heritage Conservation, to the 2020 Oregon Heritage Conference!
Founded in 2014, Latinos 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.
Aranda and Delgadillo Cruz will facilitate the conference pre-session, Latino Heritage Preservation in Oregon: Building a Network. The goal of the session is to kick-off a statewide conversation about coordinating efforts to preserve and promote Oregon’s Latino heritage. There are many individual groups doing this work, as well as many who want to do this work and don’t know where to start. 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. Mini presentations from existing statewide resources and groups who tell specific Oregon stories will provide further framework for discussion.
Everyone is welcome to join this session, including Heritage Conference participants and the general public. Share you experiences, challenges, and hopes for how Oregon can expand how we are telling these stories.
Session: Wednesday, April 22 from 1-3 pm in Corvallis. A full schedule will be published on the Heritage Conference webpage.
This announcement was originally posted by Oregon Heritage.