For Immediate Release
Documenting the Ethnic Studies Struggle through Oral History Field Work Trip: A Collaboration between Prescott College and the University of Florida
February 26, 2015, Throughout February 28 – March 8, 2015, students, staff and faculty from the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program (SPOHP) at the University of Florida will be visiting Tucson, Arizona to conduct an oral history field work trip. The research goals of this trip are centered on discovering the importance of ethnic studies education in the United States. Working in collaboration with students and faculty from Prescott College, UC-Santa Barbara, and the University of New Mexico, and educators from the Tucson community, this week long trip will focus on conducting oral history interviews and participating in workshops and panels focused on the gathering of voices regarding the impact of ethnic studies education among students and their respective communities.
This project seeks to place University of Florida students and the Tucson community in conversation regarding their educational experiences and what role ethnic studies plays in students’ academic experiences. We will be conducting oral history interviews regarding peoples’ educational experiences in the area. If you wish to be interviewed, please contact SPOHP Latina/o Diaspora in the Americas Project Coordinator Ms. Génesis Lara.
Image from the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, taken at the December 2014 Institute of Hispanic-Latino Cultures event with the Latina/o Diaspora in the Americas class.