We Are Here / Aqui Estamos

All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos los sacrificios que has hecho

  • Dates:
    Feb 5 - Oct 16 2022
  • Ages:
    All ages
  • Where:
    Fifth Floor
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  • Accessibility:

    The History Museum has ramps and elevators. Wheelchairs are available via the admissions desk.

All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos los Sacrificios Que has Hecho
A Project by Borderland Collective
February 5 – October 16, 2022

All the Sacrifices You’ve Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho is a collaboration between students and staff from the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at the University of Washington and Borderland Collective, an arts collective from Texas. Participants curated photos from their family albums, made new photographs, and recorded their oral histories. The resulting exhibition creates a uniquely personal connection between the viewer and the families and serves as an acknowledgment of the contributions, resilience, joys, and sacrifices made by farmworkers from the Eastern Washington agricultural regions of Yakima and Wenatchee.

Hear from Borderland Collective’s curators Jason Reed and Mark Menjivar along with Luz M. Iginuez, former director of CAMP at the University of Washington, in this program presented on Jan. 29, 2022:

The exhibition was created by Borderland Collective’s Mark Menjivar and Jason Reed with CAMP staff and students including Luz Iniguez, Natalia Esquivel Silva, Orfil Olmos, Gabriela Ruiz, Moises Mendez, and Alondra Torres.

In the adjacent gallery, this contemporary exhibition is complemented by a selection of archival items from the Washington State Historical Society’s collections exploring the political and economic histories of land and labor in the region.

When the All The Sacrifices You Have Made / Todos Los Sacrificios Que Has Hecho ends, the family photographs and oral histories will be added to the WSHS permanent collections, preserving these meaningful histories for generations to come. 

College Assistance Migrant Program

CAMP is a national program first started in 1972 to support the educational ambitions of the children of migrant and seasonal farmworkers. On the University of Washington campus since 2010, the program has supported more than 500 students, standing as a significant legacy of the work started by the farmworker labor movement beginning in the 1950s.  

Image credit: From the family archive of Gabriela Ruiz 

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WSHS exhibitions and programs are generously supported by Columbia Bank, Humanities Washington, KNKX, The Murdock Foundation, and the Port of Tacoma.