Faces of Our Community 2.0

Photo Project for the Sesquicentennial Celebration

Redwood City built its 150-year history on its vibrant community of hardworking people who immigrated here from around the world. The spirit of industriousness and community engagement is in Redwood City's DNA and continues today. To highlight and celebrate this spirit, diversity, and involvement in our sesquicentennial year, the Faces of Our Community 2.0 project will create 150 portraits of people who live, work or study in the city. Portraits will be used at a variety of public events, compiled into a book, and made into an exhibit.

We encourage community members to nominate someone they believe represents the diversity and spirit of involvement of Redwood City. All ages and backgrounds welcome. Nominate your family and friends, and be part of the history of Redwood City. Deadline to submit is March 17, 2017.

Nominations will be reviewed by a selection committee from Redwood City Together, the welcoming initiative of Redwood City 2020, a Welcoming America participant and a community collaborative working across sectors to ensure the health and success of all children, youth, and families in Redwood City and North Fair Oaks.

Nominees will be selected based on:

-     diversity in age, racial/ethnic background, abilities, gender, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic background.

-     contributions to the community

-     how long they have lived, worked, or studied in Redwood City

Selected participants will be announced in mid-March. Those selected will have their photo taken in April on one of five scheduled dates by professional photographer Jose Luis Aguirre.

Questions? Contact Jose Luis Aguirre at  Jaguirre8000@gmail.com or 650-575-0661

***The Faces of Our Community 2.0 is a collaboration between Redwood City Together, A Welcoming America participant and welcoming initiative of Redwood City 2020, and the 150th Celebration committee. The 150th Celebration is a project of the Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation