Telling YOUR Story, Changing OUR Lives: Using Oral Histories on Race and Change to Make a Difference

Friday, February 17, 7:30 pm
University of Florida, Fine Arts Building B, Room 105400 SW 13th Street

This is a how-to workshop on the oral history process and the use of oral history to foster community engagement and team-building among diverse groups in periods of transition and growth.
Participants explore techniques for telling personal stories and sharing them in group settings and public projects to bridge racial and ethnic differences between groups – including native-born and immigrant cultures, longtime residents and new arrivals, and elders and youth – as well as tensions within specific racial and ethnic communities.
This program can also bring together diverse entities within the business, community, governmental and/or educational arenas that are looking for a different approach to addressing race and ethnic relations in an inclusive way.