Join us for Making the Mosaic ‘Ohlone Voices’ as we conversate with present-day Ohlone community members and get a glimpse into the culture-documentation by photographer Ruth Morgan and writer-historian Janet Clinger. Moderated by Charlene Eigen-Vasquez and Priya Das.
Janet and Ruth documented the efforts of three generations of Native Americans in California committed to keeping their culture alive and thriving, in “Ohlone Elders and Youth Speak”. For fourteen thousand years the ancestors of contemporary Ohlone peoples served as caretakers of this beautiful region— from San Francisco to Pt. Sur – but there are only a few culture-bearers today that carefully maintain and propagate these traditions and practices.
The conversations will be between Ohlone elders, current culture-bearers, and moderators talking about their journeys, participation in the Ohlone Elders and Youth Speak project, passing on their traditions to their youth, and where all of this fits in with current life and times.