Memory and Public Space Unconference: Remembering the 2016 Forest Grove High School Walkouts and Latinx Student Activism

August 9, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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On May 19, 2016, over 600 students staged a walkout at Forest Grove High School in response to racially-charged incidents on campus. By lunch time, thousands of students from across Oregon had walked out in support of #StandUpFG, the hashtag used by Latinx youth activists to represent their movement. In this session, Israel Pastrana, 2021 history and culture guest curator at Five Oaks Museum and PCC Ethnic Studies professor, will share about the upcoming museo ambulante (walking museum) and how to connect with Latinx youth activism in the classroom.

Presented by Five Oaks Museum.

This program is part of Memory and Public Space: An Educator UnConference.


The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for lectures. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. There are single-stall all-gender bathrooms available. Please ask staff for directions.

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