Connect in Place - Do You Remember? Why We Celebrate Anniversaries and Holidays

With Eliot Feenstra

June 29, 2021 | 5:00 p.m. Pacific | Virtual Event

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Memorials, holidays, and anniversaries are opportunities to tell stories about how we relate to what came before, and how that informs what we see as the work ahead. This time of year is full of anniversaries and holidays, including Stonewall, Juneteenth, Fourth of July, and the racial justice uprisings of last summer. What does it mean to commemorate, and why do we do it? What does your family and community celebrate, and what values does that celebration reflect? What do you see as the opportunity of this moment? Whether holidays, anniversaries, another fire season, or your child’s tenth birthday are on your mind, join us on Zoom with folks from across the state to talk about your take on these questions, share what’s going on in your community, and voice your visions for the future.

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Eliot Feenstra is a facilitator, teaching artist, farmer, and theater-maker. He has been based in rural southwestern Oregon since 2012, where he's focused on local LGBTQ and radical histories, land-based skills, place, and theater. His most recent project, The (w)HOLE: Beyond Boom & Bust in Rural America, was a dance-theater piece based on interviews about the economy and impact of cannabis legalization in southern Oregon. Eliot holds an MA in Performance Studies from York University; he also studied social practice at Portland State University and has a BA in interdisciplinary studies from the University of Chicago. He lives with his partner on a land project in Takilma.

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