"The Meaning of Refuge" at Fishtrap by Bear Guerra

Ruxandra is a contributing editor with High Country News, the almost-50-year-old national magazine about the West. Coming up later this month, she’ll be participating in “The Meaning of Refuge” at Winter Fishtrap in Josephy, OR, moderated by editor-in-chief, Brian Calvert:

“Is refuge for all living things something of a natural right? There are many interpretations of what "refuge" means in the West, from wildlife and plant refuge in climate change, the Malheur standoff and other threats to public lands. Join the High Country News Editorial staff for an in-depth exploration of "Refuge" in regards to the environment, our communities, and inward towards our own personal refuge.”

More on Winter Fishtrap, January 18-20, 2019, here.

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Introducing A People’s Map: Stories from the East San Gabriel Valley by Bear Guerra

We are collaborating with the Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning to explore the rich heritage and identity of the East San Gabriel Valley region in a year-long project: A People’s Map: Stories from the East San Gabriel Valley.

We’re seeking out unique, hidden, untold, and forgotten histories and stories about the region, and what makes the East San Gabriel Valley home to you. With your help, we’re mapping the stories of the community.

Come to the Sunkist library in La Puente, CA, with photos or personal stories to share with our team. In return, we’ll give you digital copies of your photos and interview to take home.

Thanks and hope to see you there!

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Story Tellers Is Now Here by Bear Guerra

Since 2015, we have curated a list of opportunities on Facebook for people out there like us, eager to tell stories and find new opportunities to do so. Starting in 2019, the Story Tellers page will live on this website, with all the same opportunities —especially for emerging documentarians and storytellers of color. Thank you for supporting this volunteer effort all these years.

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On How to Make Collaborative Stories that Don't Fit in the Podcast Box by Bear Guerra

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How can audio storytelling translate to — and interact with — media like photography and print, and platforms like public installations and live events? And how to conceive and develop such projects?

Brand-new on the Third Coast Pocket Conference podcast: Ruxandra Guidi and Sayre Quevedo of Latino USA chat about (and give some ideas) for how to make beautiful, collaborative stories that don't fit in a box or even a podcast feed.

Listen to the episode here.