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Saturday, June 20 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Groundswell: Oral History for Movement Building

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Oral history can be a powerful practice and tool in our movements for justice. We will offer a basic intro to the practice of oral history, and offer an anti-oppression framework for oral history work. Through role-playing exercises we will explore opportunities and challenges that may be encountered during an oral history interview. Participants will find tools, resources, and a network for continuing to build their interviewing skills and incorporating oral history into their work for social justice.


Emily P. Lawsin

Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS)
Emily P. Lawsin, originally from "SHE-attle", WA, is co-author of Filipino Women in Detroit, 1945-1955. For the past 28 years, she has taught Asian American Studies at UCLA, CSUN, Wellesley, & University of Michigan. An oral historian & spoken word poet since 1990, she has performed... Read More →

Sarah Loose

Groundswell: Oral History for Social Change, Rural Organizing Project
Sarah is an oral historian, popular educator & grassroots community organizer. She uses the practice & products of oral history to document and support movements for justice. She is coordinating a project to explore the impacts of migration on breastfeeding practices among immigrant... Read More →

Amaka Okechukwu

Groundswell: Oral History for Social Change
Amaka Okechukwu is a scholar-activist based in Brooklyn, NY. Her scholarly and teaching interests include social movements, Black politics, intersectionality, and public humanities. She has engaged in community-based work with Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, Brooklyn Movement Center... Read More →

Saturday June 20, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
State Hall: Room 219
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