I Am My White Ancestors: Claiming the Legacy of Oppression at Alexander Gallery, Clackamas Community College. Photo by Jane Keating
I Am My White Ancestors:
Claiming the Legacy of Oppression
An installation and community engagement project
Touring installation of thirteen life-size photographic self-portraits that explores European-American heritage, my family, and our role in the history of race, class, colonization, and genocide. The ancestors, real and imagined, span over 2000 years from the Celtic Iron Age to present day Portland, Oregon. The 7 ft x 5 ft portraits are printed on fabric panels and accompanied by AUDIO DIARIES from the perspective of each ancestor. Partner organizations, congregations, and schools are invited to collaborate with the artist on programming that furthers their anti-racism and social justice goals.
OPEN NOW at the Alexander Gallery, Clackamas Community College, Oregon City, Oregon. Exhibit dates: September 26-October 28, 2016. Hours: M-F, 9-5.
TEACHERS & GROUP LEADERS!
Bring your classes and groups on a field trip. This exhibit is designed to spark discussions and learning. Download the Teachers Guide here. This guide contains ideas for activities and discussion topics for a wide range of humanities and art classes.
Racism, classism through the lens of white ancestors, by Emily Green, Street Roots, September 30-October 7 issue