Last week we took a trip to Louie Gong’s store, Eighth Generation, the first and only Native owned shop in Pike Place Market AND in Washington State! Louie is the creator of the Mockups shoes, the project students recently finished for the Identity Unit in SJCU. We were able to get a tour of his shop and hear Louie’s story as a multiracial Native artist and activist. Students shared their shoes and the shoes are currently on display this week in his shop! If you have a chance to visit his store this week, please do!
The students also had the opportunity to interview vendors in Pike Place Market about where their products come from for their Global Sustainability Project in Spanish.
Here are some photos from our trip.