Oral History Training Set for San Francisco, June 27-30

31 May 2017 9:58 AM | Dane Claussen (Administrator)

Voice of Witness' 7th Annual Amplifying Unheard Voices Oral History Training will take place from June 27-30, 2017 at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, led by Education Program Director Cliff Mayotte and Erin Vong.

This unique four-day training highlights the power of personal narrative and provides educators, storytellers, and social justice advocates with the tools to conduct oral history projects in their classrooms and communities.

Workshop participants engage in an interactive process that introduces the skills, ethics, and social significance of creating oral history, as exemplified by Voice of Witness and other leading practitioners in the field.

This training is geared towards new and experienced practitioners from a variety of backgrounds, disciplines, and community settings. Past participants have included high school teachers, university professors, advocates, journalists, artists, and more.

During the training, participants will:

  • Conduct and share an oral history interview
  • Explore various media in relation to "amplifying" oral history narratives
  • Hone transcribing and editing skills
  • Read and discuss narratives from the Voice of Witness book series
  • Work in small groups to discuss ideas related to oral history projects, lessons, and units
  • Work with members of the Voice of Witness staff and prominent local oral history educators
  • Have an opportunity to explore the permanent collections of the Asian Art Museum
Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm daily
Location: Asian Art Museum of San Francisco at 200 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Tuition: $250-500 (sliding scale)

Date: June 27-30, 2017


Check out our website for more information: http://voiceofwitness.org/education/amplifying-unheard-voices/

Contact Info: 

Erin Vong, Education Associate at Voice of Witness

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