Program Description: In this workshop, we will share three interviews from the Black Legacy Association of Columbia County (BLACC) collection of oral histories and seek participants’ input and assistance creating summaries for the interviews. This workshop is offered in collaboration with Oral History Summer School (OHSS) and SBK Social Justice Center.
Date/Time: Saturday, February 29, 3-6pm
Registration: Space is limited. To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-828-1792 x101. Continue reading →
Program Description: Explore the art and practice of making theatre for social change. Influenced by Brazilian theatre practitioner, Augusto Boal’s Newspaper Theatre technique, this workshop experiments with strategies for using oral testimonies to engage with and complicate our understanding of pressing social justice issues and histories. Date/Time: June 30, 1:30-4pm Registration: The workshop is free, but space is limited. Interested in attending? Please fill out this form and we will be in touch. Continue reading →
Program Description: Join Oral History Summer School for a screening and discussion of CareForce One, a film and project by multimedia artist, filmmaker, and activist Marisa Jahn amplifying voices of the country’s fastest growing workforce: caregivers. The film screening and conversation afterwards will offer a chance to think about the rights of domestic workers in our community, and explore how we can create a model of care work that moves towards partnership between caregivers and employers. Guests will be provided with free childcare and pupusas from Pupuseria de Maria! Presented by Oral History Summer School, with support from Hudson River Exchange and the Hudson Area Library. For more information, email email@example.com.
We are pleased to present in partnership with Oral History Summer School, Housing Narratives; a conversation about community development and housing with multidisciplinary artist Walis Johnson and community organizer Sarita Daftary-Steel on July 1, 2017 at 10 am in the library’s community room.
Walis Johnson will present The Red Line Archive, a mobile public art project that engages New York City residents in a conversation about race and the history of the 1938 Red Line Map that helped create the segregated urban landscapes of the city. This “cabinet of curiosities” is wheeled along city streets, inviting people to freely associate about personal artifacts and documents from the artist’s family history in gentrifying Brooklyn.
Sarita Daftary will present her oral history project on East New York, a project designed to capture the experiences of East New York residents who lived in the neighborhood during the period when families of color (African American, West Indian, and Puerto Rican) moved in and white families moved out, and the resulting decline of services and quality of life that followed. Continue reading →
Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera. NYC, June 24, 1973. Credit: Leonard Fink, courtesy of LGBT Community Center National History Archive
Please join us, Saturday,June 17 at 11am, in the Library’s community room for a special presentation in collaboration with Oral History Summer School and OutHudson in celebration of LGBTQ pride with a listening party pre-parade. Learn the history of the Stonewall Riots in the words of those who were there.
We’ll listen to “Remembering Stonewall,” produced by Storycorps founder, David Isay, followed by a short radio documentary made with LGBTQ teenagers in Columbia County. Area resident Ron Puhalski will be present to discuss his experience during the riots, as well. Continue reading →