Thursday, October 12

V5-01 Discussion : Anti-Extractive and Trauma-Informed Oral History Work

This recording was split into two recordings due to technical difficulties. View the second video for the remainder of the session.

Thursday, October 12, 10:30 am–12:30 pm

session will be recorded and available for later viewing online

Chair: Catherine Bertrand Farmer (HistoryMiami Museum)

Forum participants:

Catherine Bertrand Farmer (HistoryMiami Museum)

Michael Knoll (HistoryMiami Museum)

Vanessa Navarro Maza (HistoryMiami Museum)

This presentation explores oral history strategies such as participatory oral history research and trauma-informed interviewing through the lens of HistoryMiami Museum’s Stories of Resistance from Black Miami (SRBM). SRBM is an oral history project that documents the history of social justice efforts led by Black Miamians from the mid-20th century to the present. By sharing reflections on an imperfect but valuable process, we hope to complicate and subvert standard oral history practices and provide useful and actionable steps for those conducting oral histories. Throughout this conversation, we encourage AFS participants to discuss their projects, including challenges and lessons encountered.