Saving Our Stories, Nov 13

Please join SouthJerseyQuakers for a free online training on how to conduct an oral history interview, to be held on Saturday, November 13 from
9:30-11:30 AM.

Sitting on our benches are many Friends who have helped to make South Jersey a better place to live – through Meeting projects and in their professional and personal lives.  SouthJerseyQuakers wants to assist meetings in creating a record of these activities – and, if the Friend agrees, include a video recording of the interview on our YouTube Channel.   
A sample of stories we hope you’ll want to collect are:  the Garden Project at Newton Meeting, an activity supported by Friends from five different meetings; offering Alternatives to Violence Project activities in NJ State prisons; fundraising for landmine detectors; collecting clothing, and personal items for agricultural workers and women in shelters; assistance to Central American and other refugees;  music and arts activities for low-income children; and support for many different peace and social justice movements.  
Melissa Ziobro, Specialist Professor of Public History, Department of History and Anthropology at Monmouth University, and President of Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region, will lead the training.  She is also the editor for New Jersey Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, a joint venture of the NJ Historical Commission, Rutgers University Libraries, and Monmouth University.   Zoom details will be emailed just before the program.   Pre-register Here

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