Oral History for Immigrant Justice

Photo credit: Douglas Yarrow

Photo credit: Douglas Yarrow

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
1:00 - 2:15pm EST (10:00-11:15am Pacific)

There are 8 spots max. available for this PSN Video Chat. To participate, register via EventBrite using the button below. We ask participants to make a sliding scale donation of $3-$10 to reserve your spot. Groundswell members participate for free.  Click here to join Groundswell and get your PSN "promo" code.

Eventbrite - PSN Video Chat: Oral History for Immigrant Justice

In this chat, we will bring together activists, artists, academics and oral historians to share and brainstorm strategies for using oral history for migrant justice.  We’ll explore challenges that may arise (e.g. interpretation/translation, publicness and immigration status, access to detention centers, cross-border dimensions) and consider how oral history can contribute to and complement existing efforts to end detention and deportation, racial profiling, border militarization and the dehumanization of immigrants.

Chat facilitators Adriana Lopez and Sarah K. Loose are collaborating on "Amamantar & Migrar" - an oral history, participatory research and community organizing project exploring the connections between motherhood and migration, specifically the impacts of migration and immigration policy and enforcement on infant-feeding practices among immigrant mothers.