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    From: Lauren Elizabeth Instenes <lei2106@columbia.edu>
    Date: Wed, Nov 25, 2020 at 9:28 AM
    Subject: OHMA | Dec. 3 The NYC Trans Oral History Project & Rethinking
    Methodology
    To: Lauren Elizabeth Instenes <lei2106@columbia.edu>

    Hello all,

    The Oral History Master’s of Arts Program would like to invite you to join
    us for an upcoming virtual workshop: The NYC Trans Oral History Project and
    Rethinking Oral History Methodology. This year’s workshop series is titled
    Oral History and Power and we will be thinking critically about the power
    dynamics that shape our work and also about how oral history has the
    possibility to produce individual and collective power or to challenge
    oppressive power dynamics. Please see the flyer below for more details and
    feel free to forward to anyone you think might be interested. We hope you
    are able to join us at this event!

    Very best,

    Lauren Instenes
    OHMA | Public Programming Coordinator
    lei2106@columbia.edu

    Michelle Esther O’Brien will outline the work of NYC TOHP, explain their
    project choices, & how they contribute to making the interviews useable by
    trans communities themselves. Dec. 3 | The NYC Trans Oral History Project
    and Rethinking Oral History Methodology Dec. 3, 2020 | 6:10 – 7:30pm
    Columbia University Oral History Master of the Arts (OHMA) invites you to
    our 2020-2021

    Dec. 3 | The NYC Trans Oral History Project and Rethinking Oral History
    Methodology

    Dec. 3, 2020 | 6:10 – 7:30pm

    Columbia University Oral History Master of the Arts (OHMA) invites you to
    our 2020-2021 workshop series on Oral History and Power. All events are
    free, online, and open to the public. Most events are recorded and may also
    be viewed at a later time through OHMA’s Youtube channel.

    These events are open to all. For more information or if we can make any of
    these events more accessible to you please contact Rebecca McGilveray at
    rlm2203@columbia.edu.

    SIGN UP NOW:
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-nyc-trans-oral-history-project-and-rethinking-oral-history-methodology-tickets-117473068109

    Where: Zoom – Sign up to receive the link here.

    When: Thursday Dec. 3rd 6:10-7:30pm

    This event will be held online via Zoom. Register in advance for this
    meeting here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email
    containing information about joining the meeting.

    The NYC Trans Oral History Project (NYC TOHP) is a vibrant, growing online
    archive of 200 interviews with trans New Yorkers sharing their life
    stories. NYC TOHP is a collaboration between an independent collective and
    the New York Public Library. In its project design, the NYC TOHP reflects a
    number of unusual choices that differ from standard oral history
    best-practices: the interviews are all in the public domain through
    Creative Commons, they are overwhelmingly conducted by volunteers with
    little training, the collective selectively compensated some narrators, and
    we have prioritized making transcripts easily available. In this
    presentation, Michelle will outline the work of NYC TOHP, and explain the
    rationale for these unusual choices, and how they contribute to making the
    interviews useable by trans communities themselves.

    Michelle Esther O’Brien is a psychotherapist in private practice. She
    recently completed her PhD in Sociology at New York University. Her
    dissertation considered how capitalism shapes LGBTQ social movements in New
    York City. Michelle is a co-editor of Pinko, and her writing has appeared
    in Social Movement Studies, Work, Employment & Society, Commune, Homintern,
    Endnotes and Invert.

    Michelle recently stepped down as the Community Oral History Coordinator at
    the New York Public Library, where she has spent three and a half years
    leading the New York City Trans Oral History Project. The Project is
    gathering a growing online archive of personal oral histories from trans
    New Yorkers.

    Michelle received her Masters of Social Work from the Hunter College School
    of Social Work, CUNY. She spent several years working in HIV/AIDS service
    agencies, as a community organizer, support group facilitator and case
    worker. She served as the Executive Director of Housing Here and Now, at
    the time the leading coalition of tenant rights organizations in New York
    City.

    FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please contact Rebecca McGilveray at
    rlm2203@columbia.edu or visit the OHMA site.

    Copyright OHMA © 2020. All rights reserved.

    Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics, 3078 Broadway,
    New York, United States

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