Join Groundswell: Oral History for Social Change for a two-class ONLINE course on

Oral History Editing: Theory & Practice

January 17th & January 24th from 6 to 8 pm Eastern Standard Time

Cost: $50 for Groundswell members, $75 non members

To register, click HERE.

The two-session workshop is designed to help you tackle the editing component of your oral history project. The first session will focus on giving participants the tools to plan the editing portion of their oral history projects, including practical exercises, basic file management, and advice on structuring an editing project. The second class session will be a virtual demonstration of the free and open source audio editing software, Audacity.

Instructor Bios

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Helyx Chase Scearce Horwitz is a video artist, technologist, and activist who is committed to the power of story. They have worked on documentaries, non-fiction and experimental narratives, multi-channel video installation, archival video presentations, and oral history video production. Their video art is built by, about, and for televisions and computers. Helyx is fascinated by the ways in which we organize and process our information-saturated world and is currently the Technology Manager at the Media Mobilizing Project. Previously they were the Philadelphia Coordinator of the Transgender Oral History Project where they focused on gathering and archiving a diversity of Trans stories. Helyx holds a B.A. from Hampshire College where they studied Video, Education, and Cultural Studies. They are currently enrolled in the Masters of Library and Information Science program at Drexel University.


Siyade Gemechisa is a independent media enthusiast and producer living in Baltimore, Maryland.  She has worked throughout the United States and abroad with various communities to discuss the implications of corporate media consolidation and media ownership on individuals, communities and societies. She currently works at Johns Hopkins University as an Learning Consultant and holds a Masters in Instructional Design.


To register, click HERE.