The Southwest Oral History Association is delighted to announce our first virtual oral history boot camp! We invite scholars, students, and oral historians at all levels to join us for this 5-day intensive training. Whether you are new to oral history, or looking for a jolt of energy, this boot camp may be for you!
Please see below for some specifics:
Dates: The Boot Camp will be Monday, June 14-Friday, June 18. On Friday, June 11, participants will receive all materials in advance of the camp.
We will have a Zoom-hosted members meeting on Friday, April 30th, 2021. We will ratify the new Constitution and host the 2021-23 Board Position election. Please visit the SOHA website to see our proposed amendments or available here: bit.ly/SOHABylaws
We are accepting SOHA Board of Directors 2021-23 candidate statements for our two-year term positions.
Please submit your related comments and nominations to email@example.com by 11:59 pm PST, April 9, 2021.
Following the recent violent attacks against the Asian American community, various organizations and communities have responded to support neighbors, friends, and families. The Oral History Association, for example, has “gathered together resources that we might rely on as we stand firm against racial injustice pitted toward Asian and Pacific Islander communities.
You can also: Support Georgia’s Asian-American communities Anyone experiencing (or witnessing) violence or hate can report it to Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC here: https://www.standagainsthatred.org/report Follow Stop AAPI Hate, a national coalition addressing anti-Asian hate amid the COVID-19 pandemic: https://stopaapihate.org/
Tune into this event at 6 pm ET on March 23, 2021 sponsored by the Asian American Writers’ Workshop that focuses on anti-Asian violence and Black-Asian solidarity: “Anti-Asian Violence and Black-Asian Solidarity Today” Free and Public Lecture with Tamara K. Nopper. This lecture will last 2 hours and is free to the public. Nopper’s lecture will examine the alarm and growing discourse regarding “anti-Asian violence,” currently circulating in mainstream and social media among pundits, celebrities, and Asian American community organizers across the country. The lecture will examine the merging of fighting “anti-Asian violence” with the promotion of “Black-Asian solidarity” in the context of COVID-19. This lecture calls for defunding the police and for abolition. This Free Zoom Webinar has a cap of 100 attendees. Overflow will be directed to the livestream on AAWW’s Youtube channel. Live captions provided.
This year, the Southwest Oral History Association is one of the sponsors of the Western Jewish Studies Association (WJSA) Virtual 25th Annual Conference, which will be held March 14-16, 2021. The WJSA Virtual Conference will be based at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), and its sponsors also include the UNLV College of Liberal Arts and Nevada’s Jewish Federation. Register via this link.
“Origins: Celebrating 40 Years of SMCC” on January 22nd at 5pm. The film traces the historic and dramatic beginnings of @southmountaincc and showcases @smcchistory students’ work. They will also be hosting a silent auction on items like copies of the documentary, faculty and staff-designed baskets, virtual workshops, and even signed copies of books written by members of SMCC faculty!