(An)Other Reno Perspective: An Oral History Performance on Reno
(An)other Reno Perspective is an oral history performance created by the students at the University of Nevada, Reno within the Department of Communication Studies that investigates the following research question: What does it mean to be an "Other" in Reno, Nevada?
Inspired by performance artists Guillermo Gómez-Peña and Tim Miller, this group of researchers used in-depth oral history interviews with local community members, peer-reviewed scholarly journals, newspaper articles, poetry, prose, song and historical writings to present their findings in an accessible, engaging, and transformative method of sharing research.
As a research team, they wanted to do work that matters, that makes a difference in our communities, and that engages the rapid economic, political, environmental, and cultural changes of our local/global world.
This free event will be collecting donations for the Sylvia Rivera Center for Social Justice, which is a local nonprofit that provides advocacy, education, legal and mental health services to marginalized and oppressed communities in Northern Nevada.
In this performance project, the class invites you to consider the ways otherness and othering work within our community, and challenge you to confront how we contribute to the marginalization of our neighbors and fellow Nevadans. We ask that you consider (an)other Reno perspective.
Monday, December 10, 2018 at 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Holland Project 140 Vesta St., Reno NV 89502