This foundational course in our Oral History Workshops series covers all of the basics of starting an oral history project — from groundwork & community relations, to navigating research, consent form design, & baseline interview questions, to the art & ethics of the interview experience, to mobilizing your interviews for community & movement projects. This four-part workshop provides hands-on instruction in the praxis of oral history, and is designed for justice-aligned organizations & practitioners who wish to interrogate & disrupt extractive legacies of oral history & cultural work. As such, the workshop also includes a quick introduction to principles of Equity Budgeting (i.e.: pay your narrators!) in oral history work; & training in reparative, post-custodial models of imagining consent & (co-) ownership of project materials. This workshop will give you everything you or your organization needs to start an oral history project or program of your very own.
No experience or equipment necessary. Registration is required; contact Marion Voices for questions or accessibility requirements.
** Note: due to Eventbrite-Zoom integration limitations, participants must register for each part of this four-part workshop separately. These four workshops will be held in two blocks over a long "intensive" workshop weekend: Pts. 1 & 2 from 4-6 on Saturday, September 25th; & Pts. 3 & 4 from 4-6 on Sunday, July 26th. Attendace across all four parts is really critical in this case since this hands-on workshop will actively help participants build an ethical, community-responsible approach to the oral history process. **
WORKSHOP FORMAT + COST:
All workshops will be offered live (synchronous) on Zoom; workshops are free with requested donation for individuals those living, working, and/or with roots in Marion County; & are offered at a sliding scale with suggested donation thresholds from those from further afield who would like to tune in. we offer organizational subscriptions for non-profits, universities, & institutions seeking registration for multiple employees // members. The Marion Voices Summer Institute in Cultural Documentation is our chief fundraiser for the suite of three new educational outreach programs marion voices is launching in 2021-2022: the Marion Voices In the Schools Folk + Cultural Arts K-12 Residency, an accompanying Marion Voices Teaching Artists' Training Program to get local cultural artists into our schools, & a countywide folk, cultural, & documentary arts apprenticeship program.
SUGGESTED WORKSHOP PRICING: SINGLE WORKSHOP
Suggested minimum donations Per Workshop:
50% of donations will go to marion voices, & 50%, in keeping with marion voices' equity budgeting praxis, to workshop instructors, who may choose to keep or co-op their earnings. we ask *all who are able to* to please donate to marion voices to the best of your ability to reflect the value of the workshops you register for to help sustain our important community-based work for the 2021-2022 marion voices program year! marion voices is a program of the marion county historical society -- a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. tax documents for your donation are available upon request by writing to bWFyaW9udm9pY2Vzb3JhbGhpc3RvcnkgfCBnbWFpbCAhIGNvbQ==
WORKSHOP PRICING: FULL INSTITUTE ACCESS
** FULL SERIES ACCESS**
Individuals and organizations may also sign up for an "ALL ACCESS PASS" to the full slate of the Marion Voices Summer Institute for the following suggested prices:
donations for full series access will 100% go to support marion voices' planned slate of 2021-2022 educational outreach programs: our K-12 School Folk Arts Residency, our teaching artist training program, & our countywide folk & cultural arts apprenticeship program.
Marion Voices Summer Institute in Cultural Documentation Sponsors:
the marion voices summer institute in cultural documentation has been supported by the incredible coalition of state, local, & federal grants that have supported marion voices' 2020-2021 program year: the wopat community fund at the marion community foundation, ohio humanities, the ohio history fund at the ohio history connection, the national endowment for the arts, united way of north-central ohio, & the rotary club of marion, ohio.
in particular, we are thankful to the wopat community fund at the marion community foundation & the national endowment for the Arts for providing the catalytic seed funds to launch our pilot marion voices summer institute with four talented instructors & seven workshops in summer 2021. we are grateful for your belief in our effort & for the support to make this vision for sharing marion voices' signature methods with our wider community -- & continuing to build our movement -- a reality during a summer when we needed it. thank you.
ABOUT MARION VOICES:
the Marion Voices Folklife + Oral History program is Marion County, Ohio's countywide folk + cultural arts for social justice program. based at the marion county historical society, marion voices was co-founded in 2017 by marion county cultural worker + documentary artist jess lamar reece holler & marion county anti-racist educator + community organizer johnnie jackson; in the 3.5 years since, Marion Voices has grown to be a vital part of Marion County's social justice + cultural heritage ecology. marion voices exists to amplify marion county's underheard cultural heritages to catalyze justice dreaming; & to help grow livelihoods for cultural heritage arts in marion county while building culturally-affirming opportunities for marionites that build critical pride-in-place.
for more, visit marionvoices.org
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
JESS LAMAR REECE HOLLER is a marion county cultural worker, documentary artist, & historic preservationist working to build capacity for cultural heritage as a tool for dreaming justice. jess is program director & co-founder of the marion voices folklife + oral history program, & is principal at caledonia northern folk studios: a cultural heritage for social justice consultancy. caledonianorthern.org
Tickets for Marion Voices Summer Institute: Oral History 101 (Pt. 1) can be booked here.
|Ticket Information||Ticket Price|
|Paid General Admission -- Beyond Marion County||USD 50|
|Paid General Admission -- Beyond Marion County||USD 75|
|Paid General Admission -- Beyond Marion County||USD 100|
|Paid General Admission -- Beyond Marion County||USD 150|
|Paid General Admission -- Beyond Marion County||USD 200|
|Paid Low-Income/BIPOC ONLY-- Beyond Marion County||USD 25|
|Champion General Admission -- Beyond Marion County||USD 300|
|Living/Working In or From Marion County||Free|
|Marion County -- Donation-Based Ticket||Free|
|Organizational Registration: (*FULL* Small Org.)||USD 1,500|
|Organizational Registration: (*FULL* Large Org.)||USD 2,500|
|Organizational Registration: (2-3 People)||USD 300|
|Organizational Registration: (3-5 People)||USD 500|
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