Interactive multimedia exhibit features Latino voices on food and farming

Release Date: 09-15-2015

Laura Ford

Director of Special Projects
503.467.0806

Ecotrust and Underground Airwaves present an interactive exhibit and story booth in Portland and Woodburn

Inheritance Stories: Latino Voices on Farming, Culture, and Ecology is an interactive exhibit popping up in Portland and Woodburn. The exhibit will include immersive listening stations featuring stories in English and Spanish from food and farm workers, organizers, chefs, educators, entrepreneurs, and gardeners and portraits of storytellers taken by photographer Nolan Calisch. At each exhibit, visitors are invited to record their own story at the story booth.

WHAT: Inheritance Stories: Latino Voices on Farming, Culture, and Ecology, an interactive multimedia exhibit

WHO: Podcast host Chris Seigel, a young farmer who manages the St. Johns Farmers Market, partnered with Abel Valladares of Radio Movimiento, a low-power FM radio station in Woodburn, to record stories from volunteer storytellers.

WHERE AND WHEN:

Thursday, October 8: 6–8 p.m.
*This is a press-only preview event. Please RSVP to Lola Milholland at or 503-515-6773.
Portland Mercado, 7238 SE Foster Road, Portland, OR 97206
portlandmercado.org

Thursday, October 8 to Sunday, October 11: 9 a.m.–9 p.m. daily
Portland Mercado, 7238 SE Foster Road, Portland, OR 97206
portlandmercado.org

Thursday, October 22 to Sunday, October 25: 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. daily
Ecotrust, 721 NW 9th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209
ecotrust.org

Thursday, November 5: 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
Friday, November 6 and Saturday, November 7: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday, November 8: 1­–5 p.m.

Woodburn Public Library, 280 Garfield Street, Woodburn, OR 97071
woodburnlibrary.org

The exhibit will operate at each location during business hours, Thursday through Sunday. Special story booth hours will operate on the corresponding Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. All of the exhibits are free, open to the public, and ADA accessible. The stories will also appear in November at unairpodcast.com, iTunes, and Stitcher.

Project Sponsors: Regional Arts and Culture Council and New Seasons Market
Collaborators: Hacienda CDC, Portland Mercado, Woodburn Public Library, Radio Movimiento 95.9 FM Woodburn, and Milagro
Podcast sponsor: Oregon State University Metro Extension
More information: http://unairpodcast.com/2015/09/04/our-inheritance and facebook

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About Ecotrust
Ecotrust, a regional organization that has been leading restoration-based economic development since 1991, works to create more resilient communities, economies, and ecosystems here and around the world. Ecotrust’s many innovations include cofounding an environmental bank, starting the world’s first ecosystem investment fund, creating a range of programs in fisheries, forestry, food, farms and indigenous affairs, and developing new scientific and information tools to improve social, economic, and environmental decision making. Learn more at www.ecotrust.org or connect with @ecotrust.

Underground Airwaves is a bi-monthly podcast launched by Ecotrust in 2013 to explore the personal narratives of our food culture and is distributed by Edible Radio. Learn more at www.unairpodcast.com and @unairpodcast.