ORAL HISTORY OPEN HOUSE AND TALK: Tuesday, October 25 AT COLUMBIA

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To Document, To Change, or To Listen: Testimony’s Unplanned Impact

WHO: Independent documentary filmmaker and human rights activist Taylor Krauss discusses documenting Rwandan genocide. Staff will be on hand to talk with prospective students about the Oral History Master of Arts (OHMA) program!

WHEN: Tuesday, October 25, 2011, 6:00-8:00pm.

WHERE: Columbia University, International Affairs Building, Room 801. Enter campus at 116th Street, at either Broadway or Amsterdam. MAP

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP : The Oral History Master of Artskrauss1 program, Columbia Center for Oral History, and the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy will host Taylor Krauss, founder of Voices of Rwanda, as part of the Oral History Seminar Series. Krauss will discuss his work recording and preserving testimonies of Rwandans, ensuring that their stories inform the world about genocide and inspire a global sense of responsibility to prevent human rights atrocities. He will also share the unplanned impact that creating a space for documenting memories had at the local level in Rwanda, as well as within the survivor community.

There will also be a presentation from faculty and alumni about the Oral History Master of Arts (OHMA), a multi-disciplinary program that utilizes theoretical approaches across the social sciences and humanities.

Hear more about Taylor Krauss and his work in his own words:

SPONSORS: This talk is part of the “Oral History Workshop Public Lecture Series,” co-sponsored by the Columbia Center for Oral History (CCOH), and the Oral History Master of Arts Program (OHMA). OHMA is supported by the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP).