"The understanding of a culture comes from hearing the language, tasting the food, seeing personal interactions, experiencing the traditions, and so much more when it is in context."
— Elizabeth Laval & Candice Pendergrass, Sikh Youth Public History Project
An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 6, 2022
CHICO EXHIBITION–The Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology will open a new photography exhibition, Tu Voz Importa: Your Voice Matters during Explore Butte County’s Museum Weekend event on February 26th and 27th from 10-4 pm. The Tu Voz Importa photo-voice project was designed to amplify the unique voices of youth and women by harnessing their abilities to tell their own stories through guided photography and storytelling workshops. Images reflect the insights, families, and worldviews of 13 photographers in the North State region. The show will run through Friday, May 6, 2022. The opening will include a special panel discussion @1pm on Saturday. The photo-voice process included a series of workshops where participants learned photography and storytelling skills so that they could tell their stories and advocate for change within their communities. Participation in photo-voice projects can be transformative for the photographers because they build the necessary confidence and skills to be able to effectively tell their story from their own point of view. Tu Voz Importa: Your Voice Matters February 26-May 6, 2022 Museum open Tuesday-Saturday, 11 am-3 pm, Free Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology Meriam Library, Room 180 California State University, Chico 400 West First Street Chico, CA 95929 Click here for more information. This project is supported by a Humanities for All Project Grant.