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Jesikah Maria Ross: Restore/Restory: Reclaiming Nature & Culture Through Transgenre New Media Publications

Jesikah Maria Ross, (UC Davis), Literature Grant

Restore/Restory is an innovative multi-genre literary intervention to document and share multi-voiced stories of conflict and collaboration over nature and place in rural Yolo County, California.

About the Artist: jesikah maria ross is an educator, mediamaker, and community cultural development practitioner. She currently directs the ART OF REGIONAL CHANGE, which brings together scholars, students, artists, and community groups to collaborate on media arts projects that strengthen communities, generate public scholarship and inform regional decisionmaking. She recently co-directed Saving The Sierra: Voices of Conservation in Action, an award winning multimedia project that uses public radio, the Web, and citizen storytelling activities to document community efforts to conserve the culture, economy, and environment of the Sierra Nevada mountain range of California. Her last film MAQUILAPOLIS (Sound Recordist, Community Engagement Director) made in collaboration with workers in Tijuana’s assembly factories aired nationally on PBS in October, 2006. jesikah co-founded NAMAC’s Leadership Institute, helped birth KDRT 95.7 LPFM, launched the Bioneers Reel Change Youth Media Program and designs participatory media projects for organizations in Europe, Africa, and the United States.

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