Natalia Fernández is an associate professor and the Curator and Archivist of the Oregon Multicultural Archives (OMA) and the OSU Queer Archives (OSQA) at the Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center. Her scholarship relates to her work as an archivist, specifically best practices for working with communities of color and the LGBTQIA community. Fernández holds an M.A. in Information Resources and Library Science from the University of Arizona. She graduated from the U. of A. Knowledge River Program, a program that focuses on community-based librarianship and partnerships with traditionally underserved communities.
The Miracle Theatre Group, known as Milagro, is a premier Latino arts and culture organization in Portland. Milagro means “miracle” in Spanish. When asked to describe the miracle of Milagro, Olga Sánchez, artistic director from 2003 to 2015, responded that “Latino arts and culture thrives here [in Oregon], and …