Two photo exhibitions, “Multicultural Realities” and “Meso American Food Sovereignty,” are open through Dec. 13 in the Woodland Community College’s Multicultural Enrichment Center, Building 100. The campus is at 2300 E. Gibson Road in Woodland; hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.
The photographs represent concepts of multiculturalism and food colonization.
“Multicultural Realities” depicts what ethnic studies and multicultural history mean to students in a series of more than 60 black-and-white and color photographs. This exhibition includes representations of families, musical instruments, local murals, cultural artifacts and more.
“Meso American Food Sovereignty” (which refers to the right of people to define their own food systems) uses photography to symbolize how food has shifted and changed and has been colonized from pre-Columbian to the present era. This series of 40-plus color photographs depict corn, beans, calabazas, avocado, jicama, agave, tomatoes and more.
The exhibitions were organized by ethnic studies volunteer Emma McNiel and intern Angelica Lara, under the direction of professor Melissa Moreno. The photos were taken by students this fall of the History of Race and Ethnicity and History of Mexican Americans classes.
For more information, contact Moreno at [email protected].