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Workshop: Collaborative & Reciprocal Approaches to Research
August 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
A DC Oral History Collaborative Training Opportunity
This workshop will focus on the importance of establishing collaborative and reciprocal relationships with oral history participants in community-based research projects. While not always made explicit in the transcripts of life history interviews, building relationships founded upon trust and mutual understanding can help produce oral histories that are meaningful for both the interviewer and interviewee. Using oral history and ethnography as our methodological launching points and Latinx DC history as our backdrop, we will brainstorm different forms that reciprocity can take during the oral history process. Throughout the workshop, participants will also have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with Latinx DC community histories by listening to snippets of previously recorded life history interviews. Finally, participants will have space to design collaborative approaches to oral history projects that are sensitive to the stories that community members want to share and preserve.