College of Arts and Sciences
This will be a continuation of an ongoing collaborations with Access Community Center helping with the planting and story-telling project around the Mixtec community garden, or milpa. Students from Prof. Mercado's COMM 380 International Media course will have opportunities to help gathering, recording, and transcribing stories from the elders about the uses of different plants grown in a milpa, which is a Mesoamerican system of growing complementary plants. Students will also participate planting and caring for the milpa along with the community members. This will expose them to communal and decolonial forms of communication through the planting and interaction with Mexican indigenous migrants in the Mixtec community in Linda Vista.