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Winter 2019 Groundswell: Introductory Course on Oral History for Social Cha...

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Thank you for your interest in Groundswell's Introductory Online Course on Oral History for Social Change!

The six-week class takes place online on Thursdays from 11 am to 2 pm EST starting on March 28th to May 2nd, 2019.

Registration Fee: $140 for Groundswell members / $175 for non-members.

* For more info on Groundswell membership, visit our website: http://www.oralhistoryforsocialchange.org/join/

Groundswell: Oral History for Social Change knows that oral history and narrative can be used to promote equity and empathy that challenge oppression and racism. If you are looking for new ways to address social justice challenges in your work and community, the practice of community-based oral history can offer you important new insights and methods to further positive change.

Groundswell is offering a six-session online class, introducing participants to oral history for social change and movement building. This class will provide you with skills and insights needed to build projects that incorporate oral history and narrative in order to advance justice, build empathy, and move social justice projects forward. Participants will learn about how narrative and oral history methods are being used to build alliances, center marginalized voices and identify real strategies for change. In this introductory class you will learn the basic skills needed to do community-based, anti-oppression oral history.


Where can I learn more about the course?

Faculty bios and additional details are available on the Groundswell website, here: http://www.oralhistoryforsocialchange.org/classes/

What kind of technology do I need in order to participate?

We use ZOOM video conferencing (https://zoom.us/) for all of our classes. To participate you will need:

  • An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
  • Speakers and a microphone – built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth
  • A webcam or HD webcam - built-in or USB plug-in

It is also possible to participate via telephone.

What if I can't make all the classes?

While we encourage participants to attend all six sessions in real time, we know it's not always possible with everyone's lives and schedules! We will make full video recordings of each class session available to all registered participants within 24 hours of the end of each session, so that you can watch and review on your own time.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Lead Instructor, Alisa Del Tufo, can be contacted at: classes@oralhistoryforsocialchange.org.

What is the refund policy?

We can offer a full refund up until registration closes on Monday, March 25th, 2019.

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