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December 2021 Newsletter

Inside this issue: Looking Back at 2021, #StandUpFG Curator’s Talk, and Board reflections and introduction — and community events and updates.

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Looking Back at 2021

Happy second birthday to Five Oaks Museum! Although the past two years may have felt endless to many, 2021 was just our second year as Five Oaks Museum. While the doors remained closed, the Museum expanded community access and a sense of openness to those near and far. Here are some highlights!

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Alaska Native Artist’s Talk

November 11, 2021

Alaska Native Art: Stories of Healing Through Transformation Conversation between Alaska Native artists Terresa White, James Johnson, Holly Mititquq Nordlum & Drew Michael; moderated by Renea Perry.

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November 2021 Newsletter

Inside this issue: Alaska Native Art in the Community Gallery, #StandUpFG Online Exhibition, and new library space– and community events and updates.

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Alaska Native Art

Community Gallery, November – December 2021

PCC instructor Renea Perry brings together four Alaska Native artists to highlight Alaska Native ways of being and knowing through stories of transformation, and connections to land and culture.

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#StandUpFG

#StandUpFG: Latinx Youth Activism in the Willamette Valley examines the circuitous roots and routes of Latinx youth activism in the Willamette Valley.

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October 2021 Newsletter

Inside this issue: #StandUpFG Opening Event October 23, Portland Textile Month Flags Symbolism Talk October 26, and Beaverton School District WE Award — and community events and updates.

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Untouchable Artifacts Curator’s Talk

September 18, 2021

Curator’s Talk with Rya Drake-Hueston and Kat Salas; moderated by Lehuauakea. In this curator’s talk, the duo will share about the process of creating the exhibition, how their backgrounds influenced their decision making, and the significance of the recorded stories featured in the exhibition.

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Social Media Takeover: The Immigrant Story

The Immigrant Story, an organization whose mission is to document and tell immigrants’ real-life stories, in order to promote empathy and advance an inclusive community. The Immigrant Story showcases snippets of their work and introduces some of the incredible people they have met along the way. 

This takeover occurred from September 20-25, 2021.

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