Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Upcoming Conference: Our State, Our Stories

Our State, Our Stories
Collecting, Preserving and Sharing Oral Histories in the 21st Century
A joint conference of the Connecticut Humanities Council and the Connecticut League of History Organizations

June 4, 2012
9 am – 5:30 pm

Manchester Community College
60 Bidwell Street
Manchester, CT 06040

Join us for a day-long conference on how to plan, conduct and present oral history projects, and a chance to learn how others use words, voices and images to capture and convey the experiences of individuals and their communities.

Featuring keynote addresses by Dave Isay, founder and president of StoryCorps and Mary Childers, author of Welfare Brat, the conference includes 16 workshop sessions on a range of topics including technology, project planning, effective interview techniques, working with at-risk communities, empowering individuals through personal memoir, and more.  Participating organizations include The Institute for Community Research, Mi Casa Family Service and Educational Center, Vermont Folklife Center, Mattatuck Museum, the Connecticut Veteran’s History Project and the University of Connecticut Oral History Office.

For more information or to register, visit OurStateOurStories.org

Our State, Our Stories is co-sponsored by Manchester Community College.  Funding support has been provided by The State Historic Preservation Office.

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