SOHA Summer 2021 Newsletter

We are happy to announce that our SOHA 2021 Special Summer Edition Newsletter is now available to download. Thank you to SOHA 2nd Vice President Cynthia Castaneda for preparing the newsletter, and thanks to all our contributors! Please check out and share this summer’s newsletter that is linked below!

The Inaugural SOHA Summer Bootcamp Begins!

The Southwest Oral History Association is excited to announce the beginning of its Inaugural Summer Bootcamp (virtual), June 14-18, 2021.

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Call for Submissions to the Summer 2021 SOHA Newsletter

We want to feature you and all the great works and things happening relating to oral history with our SOHA membership!

The Southwest Oral History Association is calling for submissions to include in our Summer 2021 Newsletter. The deadline for submissions is June 30, 2021. Please submit news, articles, and images to be considered for the newsletter via email as attachments to

Please use Word documents for the written pieces, and use JPEG or PNG with a resolution of about 300 DPI for images. Written pieces need to be less than 300 words, but contributors are welcome to submit longer articles to be featured on our SOHA blog. We can share links to the fuller articles in the newsletter and SOHA social media.

Please spread the word about this call for submissions to our newsletter. We prepare a SOHA newsletter periodically, so look out for future updates about them.

We hope that you are enjoying the summer!

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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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