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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 Lawsin

Detroit Asian Youth (DAY) Project
Emily P. Lawsin of "SHE-attle", WA, is co-author of Filipino Women in Detroit, 1945-1955. For 20 years, she taught Asian American Studies at UCLA, CSUN, & Univ. of Michigan. An oral historian & spoken word poet since 1990, she has performed throughout the U.S. & Manila. www.emilylawsin.com

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 mothers.

Amaka Okechukwu

Groundswell: Oral History for Social Change
Amaka Okechukwu is interested in utilizing place-based storytelling to cultivate intergenerational dialogue and community-building in the service of a better world. She is finishing a doctorate in Sociology at New York University.

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