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Black Joy Parade

Context: The informant is my sister (LC) who lives in Oakland and has become an active participant in the community. Main Text: “A celebration that I attended was this one in Oakland called ‘The Black Joy Parade’ in February. The celebration uses joy as a form of resistance to celebrate all the achievements and culture… Continue Reading »

Halloween Festival

Context & Analysis The subject is from Ashland, Oregon—a relatively small town in Oregon that is an extremely tight-knit community. She expressed to me that Ashland has a rich tradition of festivals—particularly ones that involve floats. I asked her to elaborate on a few of her favorite festivals and she brought up Halloween. The subject… Continue Reading »