Joshua Thomas, storyteller from Partners for a Hunger Free Oregon and the Oregon Food Bank
Joshua Thomas, storyteller from Partners for a Hunger Free Oregon and the Oregon Food Bank

Igniting Voices

SEP 2, 2017 – FEB 4, 2018

Barriers in our society keep certain communities marginalized; including people of color, immigrant and refugee, low-income, women, gender nonconforming, transgender people, and people with disabilities. This exhibition shares the life and work of five social justice activists and advocates in the Pacific Northwest. Whether it is within health care, racial justice, transportation, workplace equity, reproductive rights, food security, or arts and culture, these activists and advocates work at different entry points. Each entry point demonstrates ways to become involved within one’s own community. Through personal stories and related objects, Igniting Voices aims to dismantle barriers and inform, encourage, and inspire people to share their own voices to create community inclusion.

This story is 2 minutes 54 seconds.


This story is 2 minutes 50 seconds.


This story is 2 minutes 51 seconds.


This story is 2 minutes 39 seconds.


This story is 2 minutes 38 seconds.


Listen to all of the stories.