Indigenous Storytellers Series Continues With Journalist Allison Herrera March 5

Photo courtesy of Colorado Public Radio
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Photo courtesy of Colorado Public Radio

Join the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History and the School of Journalism and Strategic Media in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences this semester for a series of evenings with celebrated Indigenous storytellers.

The series continues at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 5, with journalist Allison Herrera.

Herrera is currently the climate editor for Colorado Public Radio. Her heritage is Xolon Salinan; her family's traditional village was in the Toro Creek area of the Central California coast.

Herrera has covered gender and equity for PRI's reporting project "Across Women's Lives," which focuses on women's rights around the world. This project has taken her to Ukraine, where Herrera showcased the country's global surrogacy industry, and reported on families who are so desperate to escape the ongoing civil war that they have moved to abandoned towns near the Chernobyl nuclear disaster site.

Herrera previously covered Oklahoma's diverse Indigenous population and received a News & Documentary Emmy nomination for her Reveal story "Does the Time Fit the Crime," which centered on criminal justice in Oklahoma and Ohio.

The Pryor Center is located at 1 East Center Street, Suite 120, and parking is available on the Fayetteville Square.

All Indigenous storyteller events are free and open to the public at the Pryor Center. The additional upcoming events include:

Kalyn Barnoski (Cherokee) 
6 p.m. Thursday, April 9
Barnoski is a musician, fine artist, and graphic designer currently pursuing an M.F.A. in printmaking from the University of Arkansas. Her personal work in both visual art and music is fueled by cultural survival and creating pathways to encourage future generations of Indigenous peoples. Recently, she was awarded a grant to pursue a billboard project along the Trail of Tears to promote contemporary Indigenous artists within the tribal nations affected.

About the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History: The David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History is an oral history program with the mission to document the history of Arkansas through the collection of spoken memories and visual records, preserve the collection in perpetuity, and connect Arkansans and the world to the collection through the Internet, TV broadcasts, educational programs, and other means. The Pryor Center records audio and video interviews about Arkansas history and culture, collects other organizations' recordings, organizes these recordings into an archive, and provides public access to the archive, primarily through the website at pryorcenter.uark.edu. The Pryor Center is the state's only oral and visual history program with a statewide, 75-county mission to collect, preserve, and share audio and moving image recordings of Arkansas history.

About the School of Journalism and Strategic Media: The School of Journalism and Strategic Media in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and media discourse. Students in our journalism degree programs receive instruction, guidance and access to hands-on experience from our seasoned, award-winning faculty and staff. Areas of study include news editorial and reporting, broadcast, public relations, advertising and digital media.

 
Contacts

Colleen Thurston, assistant professor
School of Journalism and Strategic Media
520-235-1013, thurston@uark.edu

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