Project:

Womxn of Color at the Frontlines in OC

This project expands on my Modesta Avila archives research, Womxn of Color at the Frontlines in OC is an online interactive museum collection that traces narratives and herstories of WOC in the region through digital tools like virtual timelines, storymaps, digital profiles and AR. Strategically, this project would provide insight on the collective impact of cultural and gender erasure, sexual harassment, displacement, and criminalization of WOC as well as their contributions to regional legacies and U.S. history. Using digital work and ethnographic research, Womxn of Color at the Frontlines in OC will provide audiences the opportunity to learn OC stories as U.S. history via digital storytelling beyond the classroom.

Faculty bio:

headshot of Professor Sarah Garcia

Sarah Rafael García is an award-winning Chicana author & multimedia literary arts advocate from Santa Ana. Her book, SanTana’s Fairy Tales, is part of an oral history multimedia exhibition awarded by the Andy Warhol Foundation & an Ethnic Studies text in Santa Ana Unified School District. García’s DH work began as a 2020 USLDH-Mellon Grantee with University of Houston US Latino Digital Humanities Center & includes Mapping Santa Ana, Modesta Avila archives, DH for-and-by the community & Ethnofiction Through Contemporary Narratives in classrooms. García is founder of LibroMobile Arts Cooperative & Visiting Professor of Creative Writing with the Latinx Lab at CSUF Chicana/o Studies Department.

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