Announcing the first SOHA Virtual Oral History Boot Camp

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.

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SOHA Member Meeting

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:

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 by 11:59 pm PST, April 9, 2021.

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SOHA Spring 2021 Newsletter

We hope you enjoy our Spring 2021 newsletter! Please share it with your colleagues and communities. We hope you can join us for our #SOHA2021 online events!

Anti-AAPI Violence

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.

They include:

For an historical view, see this video from the Museum of Chinese in the Americas (MOCA), “Remember. Record. Respect: History of Anti-AAPI Violence and Discrimination.”

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:
Follow Stop AAPI Hate, a national coalition addressing anti-Asian hate amid the COVID-19 pandemic:

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.

If you have been the victim of this violence and racism, post your stories here:”

SOHA at WJSA 2021

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.

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Do you have a passion for oral history? Join the Southwest Oral History Association!

Take this opportunity to join our oral history community. Membership in SOHA provides meaningful opportunities for participation in the exchange of information and the discussion of matters of common concern among those interested in oral history throughout the Southwest region.

Submit an Article for the SOHA Spring 2021 Newsletter

Take advantage of the opportunity to be featured in our upcoming Spring Newsletter! If interested, email your articles to

Apply for the SOHA 2021 Mini-Grant

The Southwest Oral History Association is now accepting applications for the 2021 Mini-Grant.

Please see the details below to apply:

Deadline for Applications: March 31, 2021
Award Notifications: April 21, 2021

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South Mountain Community College

“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! 

You can find out more and register here:

Or, go ahead and bookmark the site to join us next Friday: 

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