Comic strip and textile piece by Gigi Woolery. Woolery uses discarded, found and scavenged materials in their art practice, out of respect for their family’s intergenerational resourcefuness. Sarah Applin/PSU Vanguard.

PSU artists changing the narrative about houselessness

Housing insecurity continues to be one of Portland’s most pressing issues. Not only does the structural change required to alleviate this crisis remain elusive, but those experiencing houselensess continue to…

Martinez repurposes produce boxes as canvases on which he depict his fellow field workers. This piece, titled ‘Self Portrait En La Cherry (with Strawberry Fields Forever in the Background’, was on view at JSMA at PSU. Macie Harreld/PSU Vanguard.

The invisible labor of U.S. farmworkers

Farmworkers are the backbone of society. They literally produce the means to our survival. Yet, despite their vital role, their work is undervalued and overlooked.   “27% of [Oregon] Farmworkers…

Sisters with Transistors is a 2020 documentary directed by Lisa Rovner, highlighting the overlooked contributions of female pioneers in electronic music history. Courtesy of 5th Avenue Cinema.

Find it at 5th: Sisters with Transistors

This week at 5th Avenue Cinema—Oregon’s only student-run theater—film curators will be screening Sisters with Transistors. This 2020 documentary, directed by Lisa Rovner, shares the forgotten story of electronic music’s…

Privilege challenges societal views on aging women, particularly addressing the mistreatment by men as they age and highlighting their resilience in the face of adversity. Courtesy of 5th Avenue Cinema.

Find it at 5th: Privilege

This week at 5th Avenue Cinema—Oregon’s only student-run theater—film curators will be screening Privilege, a film by Yvonne Rainer.   Rainer is known for creating thought-provoking films which empower women…