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Social Media Takeover: Jennifer Fang

Jennifer Fang, Director of Education at Japanese American Museum of Oregon and history professor at University of Portland, poses essential questions on Asian American history in Oregon, including how the presence of Chinese migrants complicates the idea of “frontier,” how to center people of color in local rural and agrarian history, and what does it mean to be considered “American?” This takeover took place from May 25 to May 31, 2020.

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Social Media Takeover: Anna Kim

Anna Kim, an artist residing in Tigard, OR, shares how community support inspires her work, how she spreads joy through art, and leads a colorful bubble painting activity. This takeover took place from May 11 to May 16, 2020.

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Treasurer Hunt

The museum is seeking a socially engaged community member to bring their financial prowess, nonprofit expertise, and creative imagination to the Treasurer position on our volunteer Board of Directors.

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May 2020 Newsletter

Inside this issue: Introducing Social Media Takeovers, Museum at (Our Place) Announcement, Community Journal, and community updates

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Body Acknowledgement

Five Oaks Museum shares a Body Acknowledgement to start off virtual meetings and events to recognize our bodies, the care they deserve, and those that have taken part in the physical and virtual spaces we now occupy.

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Social Media Takeover: Becca Owen

Becca Owen, Guest Curator of the Gender Euphoria exhibition, shares 3 great influences on their curatorial practice: the artwork of James Luna, the curation of Fred Wilson, and the project Museum of Transgender Hirstory and Art; and leads viewers to create at-home curations. This takeover took place from April 20 to April 25, 2020.

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Social Media Takeover: Angelica Trimble Yanu

Follow along with This IS Kalapuyan Land artist Angelica Trimble Yanu as she shares the meaning behind her work “lyeska,” makes paper sculptures, explains her family’s history of leadership on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, and answers questions about her printmaking practice. This takeover took place from April 6 to April 11, 2020.

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Shaping New Futures Together

We are writing you as a staff, to share Five Oaks Museum’s journey through this profound historic moment with you. Your support right now touches our lives in profound ways, and we are passing that gift on to vulnerable and isolated community members.

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