Faculty Notes | Zoltan Grossman | 2022-2023

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Zoltán Grossman edited the Olympia’s Hidden Histories self-guided walking tours of downtown Olympia, by students in “American Frontiers: Homelands and Borderlands.” The ArcGIS StoryMaps walking tours tell the stories of how Indigenous and immigrant communities (and salmon and oysters) were historically displaced, and how those communities and ecosystems are being revitalized. The October public launch was attended by 100 people, including the Squaxin Island Chairman, Olympia Mayor Pro Sem, and Evergreen President. Zoltán presented on “Tribal Collaboration in StoryMaps Walking Tours” to the American Association of Geographers (AAG) in Denver, and Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) in Toronto. He also presented on “Evergreen Indigenous Geography and Climate Projects,” to the “Washington Tribes: Leading the Way to Combat Climate Change” conference at Squaxin Island, and the fall student orientation, and online to the Critical Edge Alliance conference (Paris) and Sustainability Across Regions series (Munich). He was interviewed about “Military Presence and Its Impact on Communities” in western Washington (and the Evergreen students’ Basewatch website), for KBOO radio and a Sound Defense Alliance podcast. He won a StoryOly storytelling slam session, so will be in the September finals.

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