March 18-24, 2024 – Las Adelitas , Portland, OR – MOTHER OTHER was a weeklong festival that explored feminine archetypes through guided meditations and creative writing exercises by Joseph Stevens and Stephanie Adams-Santos. The community gathering included free movement classes, a pop-up market with local vendors, and a site-specific dance performance.

Las Adelitas was named after feminist Mexican revolutionaries and the festival honors Women’s History Month as it intertwines art, culture, and community to offer residents of Las Adelitas. Activities responded to the lack of arts programming available for residents of the underserved neighborhood, activating Las Adelitas’ public areas as inclusive spaces for intergenerational and cross-cultural community-building activities.

Las Adelitas is a community-based development project led by Hacienda Community Development Corporation (Hacienda CDC) that attempts to mitigate the effects of rising rents on families and the inevitable displacement and gentrification within the Cully neighborhood.