Jun 29, 2013
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An oral history network for social change

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Another inspirational network worth checking out: Groundswell

Groundswell’s mission is “to build the creativity and power of social justice movements by providing mutual support, training, and resources in the practice of grassroots oral history.”

If you are in the NYC area on July 18, you can meet and mingle with some oral historians, practitioners, and others interested and engaged in efforts of social change through narrative.

Here are the details, as shared by Groundswells’ Amy Starecheski:

When?
Thurs. July 18, 6 – 8 pm

Where?
Washington Square Park, lawn in the southeast section of the park, which backs up on to the stage.

Rain location: Tamiment Archives, NYU. 10th Floor of Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South. Note: You will need to check in at the security desk on the far right when you first enter the building and may be asked for an ID.
What?
A chance to meet NYC-based oral historians and other practitioners using narrative/story methods to spur social change, learn about interesting local work, and socialize. We’ll spend some time hearing about each other’s stories and projects, and also discuss how Groundswellcan best support social justice oral history work in the NYC area.

Please bring some food or drink to share!
Why?
To connect with each other and build momentum for Groundswell, an emerging nationwide network of oral historians, activists, cultural workers, community organizers, and documentary artists that use oral history to further movement building and transformative social change. The mission of Groundswell is to build the creativity and power of social justice movements by providing mutual support, training, and resources in the practice of grassroots oral history. We think potlucks are key to that!

RSVP: On Facebook, if you can. Please feel free to share the event  and invite others: https://www.facebook.com/events/452726038157801/

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