Say It Forward: Art and Social Justice

Thursday, March 14, 2019
6:10pm - 7:30pm
Columbia University
509 Knox Hall
606 W 122nd St, New York, NY


One of the ways oral histories are projected into the future is by using them to create social change. What are the creative possibilities and ethical considerations in “amplifying unheard voices” for social change? 

This interactive presentation will focus on the oral history methodology contained in Say It Forward: A Guide to Social Justice Storytelling, from Voice of Witness and Haymarket Books. This event will explore the possibilities and challenges of combining literary art and social justice. The session will culminate with an activity and discussion that allows presenters and participants to interrogate approaches to oral history that consider how equity, inclusion, and craft impact the journey from interview to public sharing. The presentation ultimately makes space to grapple with what’s at stake when personal stories become platforms for social change.

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Presented by Columbia University’s Oral History Master of Arts Program.