Outreach/Other Projects

I am currently coordinating, with UNLV’s Department of Anthropology and with the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art the Hostile Terrain 94 Exhibit sponsored and organized by the Undocumented Migration Project (UMP), a non-profit research-art-education-media collective, directed by anthropologist Jason De León. The exhibit will run from September to December, 2021.

You can read more here: HT94UNLVFall2021

I have participated in various community projects in Oregon, Oaxaca, and in the Ciudad Juárez-El Paso region. Some of these projects are Latino Roots, and Philosophy for Children in the Borderlands.

–Philosophy for Children in the Borderlands/Filosofía infantil en la frontera–

The Philosophy for Children in the Borderlands project seeks to engage in children on both sides of the Mexico-U.S. border in philosophical dialogues. Philosophy for Children (also referred to as P4C) starts with the understanding that every child is a philosopher in nature. The Philosophy for Children in the Borderlands program creates bilingual spaces where children who live in the Ciudad Juárez-El Paso region can discuss their experiences of living on the border. To find out more see there: https://p4cintheborderlands.wordpress.com/

In 2016, I was involved in the creation of a 20-minute documentary about the program.

–Latino Roots–

The Latino Roots Project, created by Dr. Lynn Stephen and Dr. Gabriela Martínez, from the University of Oregon, seeks to broaden the historical narrative of the state of Oregon through studying, theorizing, and documenting the depth and breadth of Latino and Latin American immigration, settlement, social movements, and civic and political integration in Oregon during the 20th century. As a graduate student involved in this project I produced and directed a short documentary film in 2011.

Josefina Ortega by Iván Sandoval-Cervantes from SOJC on Vimeo.

To find out more about Latino Roots see: http://latinoroots.uoregon.edu/