The ways we travel shape our lives.

Jibe and the City of Sacramento’s Office of Arts and Culture invite North Natomas elders to participate in Wisdom Travels, an oral history art project.

Older adults are invited to share stories of how walking, biking, and riding on public transportation has had an impact on their lives.

We want to know how your life may have changed because of how you chose to travel, why you made this decision, and how it made you feel.

Do you or someone you know have a story to tell? Use the form below to share it with us.

Participants will be interviewed and photographed by Janine Mapurunga, City of Sacramento Artist in Residence, who will create artwork which will be shared with the community.

Wisdom Travels brings to life the idea that active transportation enriches lives, and that sharing these experiences will inspire others.

We are accepting stories until February 28, 2021.

This project welcomes stories in all languages. If nominating an elder whose main language is not English, we ask that you provide an interpreter.

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Submit Your Story

Contact Mellissa Meng at if you need technical assistance completing the Submit Your Story form.



In early 2020, the City of Sacramento’s Office of Arts and Culture launched its first Artist in Residence Program. One local artist was selected to develop a community-based art project in collaboration with a local organization in each city district. Documentary photographer Janine Mapurunga was selected for District 1, where she was paired with Jibe. Wisdom Travels is the result of this collaboration.


About the Artist:

Janine Mapurunga is a multifaceted visual artist who enjoys creating in a variety of media, from photography to textiles. Schooled in the traditions of Classic American Documentary Photography and Cultural Anthropology, Mapurunga has been developing documentary photography projects in the US and abroad for the past 20 years. She enjoys connecting with people at a personal level and creating art from an intimate point of view.

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