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Emily Dickey

Class of 2016-2017

About Emily

(updtead 6/2017) Emily Dickey is spending her Luce year with  The Story Kitchen (TSK) in  Kathmandu, Nepal . She supports TSK’s work to amplify the voices of women who survived violence during Nepal’s civil war. She is currently co-producing a short film exploring the experiences of women conflict survivors. Prior to coming to Nepal, Emily spent a Fulbright year in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, where she studied filmmaking at the Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Digital Research Centre for Qualitative Fieldwork and created collaborative video projects with members of the Innu communities of Sheshatshiu and Natuashish residing in the Canadian Arctic.  Previously, she worked for her alma mater as Director of the Willamette University–Chemawa Indian School Partnership, a service learning program based on mutual teaching and learning.  Emily’s dedication to partnering with marginalized people to build a more just world through education has also been influenced by interning with the Institute for Policy Studies, where she designed a curriculum for survivors of labor trafficking that used storytelling as a healing and leadership development tool, and by teaching English to Spanish­speaking migrant workers in her hometown of Ashland, Oregon.  She has previously conducted research for the U.S. Forest Service to identify barriers that tribal members face when trying to exercise their treaty-protected rights to gather traditional plants on federal land. She has served on the advisory boards of Rogue Climate, a non-profit working to help Southern Oregon transition to a renewable energy economy, the Oregon Community Foundation’s Latino Partnership Program, the Oregon Indian Coalition for Post-Secondary Education and Willamette University’s Native American Advisory Council. 

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