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Workshop: Oral History and Community Engagement

May 9, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Presented by Voice of Witness

“The absence of the twenty-eight buildings of Robert Taylor Homes compelled me to reckon with their enormity as a community. What were those communities really like? I wondered. And where on earth did all those people go?
Audrey Petty, High Rise Stories

This free, interactive workshop will introduce faculty and students to the practice of conducting community-based oral histories. Incorporating methodologies developed by of Voice of Witness, participants will explore the conditions that lead to the creation of a “brave space” for community story sharing. Workshop participants will connect the inquiry and empathy intrinsic to the oral history process to the development of meaningful community partnerships, through helping individuals achieve a “mutual sighting”. The workshop will be facilitated by Voice of Witness Education Program Director Cliff Mayotte, with Audrey Petty, editor of the recent Voice of Witness title High Rise Stories: Voices from Chicago Public Housing

Participation in this workshop is free, but requires an RSVP  - click HERE to register.  Voice of Witness materials will be available for purchase at a discounted rate for workshop participants.

Sponsored by:  UCSC’s Chicago Studies Program


May 9, 2014
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
915 E. 60th Street, Chicago, 60637
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