Dolores

FRIDAY JUNE 1
7:00pm — 10:00pm
Occidental College, Thorne Hall, 1600 Campus Road
#Free screening: “Dolores,” award-winning #documentary film directed by Peter Bratt.
A panel discussion follows the screening, moderated by #Chicano arts advocate Tomas Benitez. Participants will include #labor organizer Maria Elena Durazo, Chicana historian and professor Ana Elizabeth Rosas @ucirvine @ucichclatino and “Dolores” producer, Alpita Patel. Visit http://www.lummisday.org/schedule for more details.

#LA #LosAngeles #CA #California #Chicano #Chicana #Chican@ #Latino #Latina #Latinx #Hispanic #history #film #gratis #community

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#SOHA2018 Day Three

We are excited to share some latest updates from the SOHA business meeting!

Fantastic panel this morning with Barbara Tabach, Project Manager, Oral History Research Center, UNLV Libraries; Secretary and Newsletter Editor, SOHA Board of Directors, Emily Lapworth, Digital Collections Librarian, and Aaron Mayes, Special Collections & Archives Visual Materials Curator, UNLV Libraries.

This panel was titled, “An Oral History Project for the Digital World of Now and the Future.” When #UNLV Libraries’ Oral History Research Center began the Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project [SNJHP], two objectives were established: 1) create a digital collection that provides online access to historical resources about the local Jewish community and 2) initiate a strategic collecting initiative that ensures the preservation of and access to historical primary sources about this community. To capture the essence of the important contributions of Jews to the history of Las Vegas, new and existing oral histories were a major component. Collections of photos, documents, videos and newspapers have been digitized for the project. The SNJHP required the collaboration of many unique talents to make materials available on a dedicated web portal and in UNLV’s Special Collections & Archives.

These #ASU students participated in the Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion: “Our Stories, Nuestras Historias.” We are glad to have so many Sun Devils here!

Our #SOHA2018 keynote Maylei Blackwell shares her story at the Plenary Session / Brunch in the Fullerton Marriott Grand Ballroom.
Professor Maylei Blackwell is an interdisciplinary scholar activist, oral historian, and author of ¡Chicana Power!
Contested Histories of Feminism in the Chicano Movement, published with University of Texas Press. She is Associate Professor in the César E. Chávez Department of Chicana/o Studies and Women’s Studies Department, and affiliated faculty in the American Indian Studies and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies. Professor Blackwell’s research has two distinct but interrelated trajectories that broadly analyze how women’s social movements in the U.S. and Mexico are shaped by questions of difference – factors such as race, indigeneity, class, sexuality or citizenship status – and how these differences impact the possibilities and challenges
of transnational organizing. Through collaborative and community-based research, Professor Blackwell has excavated genealogies of women of color feminism in the U.S. and accompanied indigenous women organizers in Mexico as well as feminist movements and sexual rights activists throughout Latin
American. Her most recent research with farm worker women and indigenous migrants seeks to better understand new forms of grassroots transnationalism.

Stan Rodriguez is a Kumeyaay/Iipay Ipai bird singer from Santa Ysabel Band of Digueño Indians reservation in San Diego County. He is an internationally recognized #linguist, #educator, #community #elder, and #storyteller.

And that’s a wrap! We hope to see you at @ohassociation 2018 in Montréal! Thank you @cophfullerton for hosting our SoCal Conference!

#SOHA2018 Day Two

Fantastic start to our Saturday sessions with our plenary, “Developing #Indigenous Community and Home-Based Oral Histories.”

The Southwest Oral History Association (SOHA) is a treasure chest of talented individuals and a wellspring of templates for community curation, an opportunity for efficacious collaboration. This was the inspiration for the session, “Community Voices and Collaboration.”

#SOHA2018 afternoon session, “Panel: Queering Oral Histories in and through Community Productions.” This group discussed, “the role of oral histories as a #feminist intervention into the understudied subject of women whose varied careers, though often marginalized, have significantly contributed to film history. Participants will present clips from interviews produced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Visual History Program and discuss their roles in capturing myriad voices of female filmmakers and craftspeople.”

Southwest Oral History Association has a stellar group of scholars who are not only colleagues, but friends. Join us for our final day of conference from 8am-12:45pm! Visit southwestoralhistory.org for details.

SOHA Co-president Juan Coronado presented the Mink Award to COPH Director Natalie Fousekis.

The Mink Award luncheon with awardee Dr. Natalie Fousekis with her Center for Oral and Public History and History Department colleagues: Drs. Varzally, Granata, and Cawthra. We congratulate her for her amazing contributions to the oral history field!

Refecting on the heritage and culture of the Fullerton area, you will find the once agricultural and oil field hub to be sprawling in development and diversity. CSUF University Historian and founder of the History department, Lawrence de Graff, showcased these 200 acres of orange groves which became a collage in his book, The Fullerton Way: Fifty Years at California State University, Fullerton. He was our honored guest during our Mink Award luncheon.

Tonight we gather at the CSUF Pollak Library for a plenary session, “A Special Tribute to Claytee White: ‘I Have The Best Job in the Universe’.” Barbara Tabach, SOHA Secretary and Newsletter Editor and Dr. Claytee White are part of the UNLV community. We are delighted to showcase her work in Las Vegas and beyond.

We have had ASU Sun Devils have their work featured in the roundtable, “Creating an Exhibit Based on Oral Histories in One Semester: Accomplishments, Challenges, and Possibilities from an Undergraduate Perspective.” Alexa Irizarry Moore is a senior at Arizona State University. She majoring in History with a double minor in Spanish and Criminology. She is the descendant of Mexican and Cuban immigrants. Her family’s heritage inspired her to study
abroad in Cuba, leading her to realize her interest in becoming an immigration lawyer.

Join us for the SOHA Business Meeting that is open to all SOHA members on Sunday, April 29th from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. at the Fullerton Marriott.

#SOHA2018 Day One

The Southwest Oral History Association board is thrilled to have more than 130 participants attend our SoCal conference. There’s still time to join us on Saturday and Sunday for an array of inspiring panels that draw on our theme of “Elevating Voices: Oral Histories of Resilience and Unity.”

This year’s workshop attendes discussing their anxieties with conducting oral histories followed by a discussion of how to cure them with Dr. Cora Granata.

The Influence and Resilience of #Women in #Politics and Activism panel with Jessica Buckle, Sierra Sampson, Katelyn York, Helen Yoshida with moderator Marcie Gallo.

Keri Marken and Lyonne Christman attend afternoon #SOHA2018 sessions. Join us for an array presentations that represent the Southwest through Sunday, April 29th!

Thank you to the Voices from the March group from the University of Florida who delivered a passionate #performance!

Great #SOHA2018 opening reception conversations at the #Fullerton Marriott!

Farina King presented a gift to Franklin Howard, the #SOHA graduate assistant. We are grateful for all his commitment to support and grow our organization! Visit Franklin at the #Fulleton Marriott #registration table from 8am-5pm on Saturday and 8am-11am on Sunday.

Jennifer Keil, Marcie Gallo, and Cora Granata enjoyed a fun evening at the #SOHA2018 opening reception at the #Fullerton Marriott. We are grateful for their dedication to this conference with our institutional partners UNLV and CSUF.

Please visit the Silent Auction in the Fullerton Room located on the first floor of the Marriott throughout our event. We use these funds to provide scholarships to our annual conferences

#SOHA2018

Welcome to #SOHA2018! Visit our registration table in the Fullerton Marriott. We are excited you are here with us!

#oralhistory #conference #CA #Fullerton #CSUF

SOHA Workshop at COPH

Today we start #SOHA2018 with Introductory Workshop on the Craft of Doing Oral History (Friday, April 27, 2018: 9 AM – 12:00 PM) Register with our special SOHA conference rate: $25 includes workshop, all materials, and Open House at the Center for Oral and Public History
California State University, Fullerton – Pollak Library South 360
Presented by the Lawrence de Graaf Center for Oral and Public History, California State University, Fullerton by Dr. Cora Granata, Professor of History & Associate Director of COPH. This workshop is for beginners and those who wish to brush up on the basics. All the essentials are covered such as planning, research, equipment, interviewing techniques, processing options and legal and ethical issues. Register now at southwestoralhistory.org.

#conference #community #preservationweek #CA #Fullerton #CSUF #oralhistory

Plenary Session: April 29th @ 11:15 a.m.

Keynote: Maylei Blackwell

Professor Maylei Blackwell is an interdisciplinary scholar activist, oral historian, and author of ¡Chicana Power! Contested Histories of Feminism in the Chicano Movement, published with University of Texas Press. She is Associate Professor in the César E. Chávez Department of Chicana/o Studies and Women’s Studies Department, and affiliated faculty in the American Indian Studies and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies. Professor Blackwell’s research has two distinct but interrelated trajectories that broadly analyze how women’s social movements in the U.S. and Mexico are shaped by questions of difference – factors such as race, indigeneity, class, sexuality or citizenship status – and how these differences impact the possibilities and challenges of transnational organizing. Through collaborative and community-based research, Professor Blackwell has excavated genealogies of women of color feminism in the U.S. and accompanied indigenous women organizers in Mexico as well as feminist movements and sexual rights activists throughout Latin American. Her most recent research with farm worker women and indigenous migrants seeks to better understand new forms of grassroots transnationalism.

 

Closing: Stan Rodriguez

Stan Rodriguez is a Kumeyaay/Iipay Ipai bird singer from Santa Ysabel Band of Digueño Indians reservation in San Diego County. He is an internationally recognized linguist, educator, community elder, and storyteller.