Community Oral Histories

The program will take place at the Cloverdale Regional Library and will feature the Sonoma County nonprofit Listening for a Change and its unique method of using oral histories to bridge gaps. According to its website, Listening for a Change, “creates opportunities for students and community members to develop skills that foster authentically caring communities. Conducting oral history interviews offers a unique way for individuals to overcome societal barriers and explore different cultures through listening, sharing stories and discovering shared values. Our mission is to promote understanding and acceptance of human diversity through education, oral history and the arts. As our communities become increasingly diverse, it is imperative that we find meaningful ways to respect and understand the rich and complex cultures among us.”

This a good example of doing community oral histories.  There is a link to the website at the bottom of the article, click here to see more.