The Evergreen press was officially launched on November 13, 2013. This One Minute Evergreen reveals highlights of the event, and the people who contributed to the publishing venture. Produced by Dave Cramton.
The event featured readings from the press’ first publication, Writing American Cultures: Studies of Identity, Community, and Place. The book features a selection of narrative nonfiction essays based ethnographic research of eight students working with faculty members Sam Schrager and Steven Hendricks.
As provost Michael Zimmerman stated, “Each essay draws vital insight from the author’s personal relationship to the topic and community it describes. Ataya Cesspooch ’11 uses YouTube videos to explore how Native people build community via the Internet. Linna Teng ’11 studies the impact of skin color preferences on women’s self-esteem in her Cambodian American community. Auricia Guardado turns up startling revelations about her family’s past in El Salvador and Honduras. Jack Sukimoto ’12 traces dynamics of cultural change in his Los Angeles Japanese American community. Olivier Matthon documents life and labor among transitory wild mushroom pickers. Meredith Hobrla looks at the freewheeling lifestyle of “dirtbag” rock climbers. Kyle Sullivan-Jones examines family and school support for the well-being of autistic youth. And Melanie Curran depicts her sensory experiences with New Orleans vernacular architecture. ”