Spring 2017 Hansen Lecture:
Featuring Keir Pearson
CSU, Fullerton graduate students Natalie Navar, Kevin Cabrera, and Carie Rael showcased their oral histories in a performance at the 2015 SOHA Conference in California. These narrators voices were echoed in the Del Mar Powerhouse Community Center with this powerful Closing Performance. This research was conducted on behalf of the Center for Oral and Public History at CSUF. Attend the 2017 conference to learn more about this performance technique! Visit southwestoralhistory.org to register.
The “Women, Politics, and Activism Project,” at the Center for Oral and Public History focuses on the political lives and actions of Southern California women from the 1960s to the present. This project centers on conducting more than 100 new oral histories and making accessible another 45 recently recorded interviews with a diverse group of women activists and former elected officials. By recording women’s memories, we are demonstrating the myriad of ways women have participated in politics from formal, elected office to local community-based organizations. These oral histories highlight how as individuals and collectively women have made a difference in the types of policies enacted by county and municipal governments in Los Angeles and Orange County. These interviews also help us understand the reasons why women decide to take political action and, perhaps, shed light on why a gender gap still exists in Americans’ political ambitions (men are still far more likely to run for office than women). This project also explores the important role women have played in influencing politics and policy in Southern California from outside – as leaders and members, for example, of women’s organizations, environmental organizations, and groups that advocate for workers, the poor, and the disabled.
Visit http://coph.fullerton.edu/WPA/index.php for more information.
Attention everyone!!! Please join Doug Boyd, Director of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky Libraries, OHA, and COPH to learn more about open source tool, Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS)! Please click on the link below, learn more, and join us!
***Workshop proceeds go toward the upcoming OHA Annual Meeting in Long Beach, CA. Refreshments will be provided, so please join us!