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Public Screening and Conversation: One Generation’s Time: The Legacy of Silme Domingo & Gene Viernes

The Columbia Center for Oral History Research Presents
A Public Screening and Conversation:

One Generation’s Time: The Legacy of Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes

domingo-viernes1About: One Generation’s Time: The Legacy of Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes explores the legacy and impact of the work and lives of Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes, two Filipino-American activists and fishing cannery union members who were murdered for their involvement in union reform and workers’ rights activism.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 17, 6:00-8:00pm.

WHERE: Columbia University, Knox Hall, Room 509, 606 West 122nd Street, 5th floor. Campus Map.

MORE INFORMATION: Doors open at 6:00 p.m.; screening of the one-hour documentary starts at 6:10 p.m.; followed by a post-film discussion led by documentary co-producer Ron Chew and public historian and curator Jennifer Scott.

Ron Chew is the author of Remembering Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes: The Legacy of Filipino American Labor Activism. He served as executive director of the Wing Luke Asian Museum from 1991-2007. Known as an innovator using cutting-edge presentations with a locally oriented emphasis, Chew helped redefine museums by melding cultural identity, civic participation, and museum programs into a new tool in the fight for social justice.

Jennifer Scott is a Part-Time Professor at The New School for Public Engagement, Parsons School of Art and Design History and Theory, and Pratt Institute’s Graduate School of Arts and Cultural Management in New York, where she teaches courses in cultural anthropology, material culture, world heritage, museum studies, and cultural pluralism. Scott, most recently, served for ten years as the Vice-Director and Director of Research at Weeksville Heritage Center, a historic house museum specializing in innovative study and applications of history, culture, the arts and civic engagement.

For more information, please email Terrell Frazier at terrellfrazier[at]columbia.edu

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

Upcoming Workshop: Movement Creates Museum, 4/25 at 6PM

The Columbia Center for Oral History, the Oral History Master of Arts (OHMA) Program, the MA in Museum Anthropology, and the Institute for Research in African-American Studies Present:

Movement Creates Museum:
The Activist Beginnings of Weeksville Heritage Center

WHO: Jennifer Scott is an Anthropologist, Public Historian, and Curator. She serves as the Vice Director/Director of Research at Weeksville Heritage Center, a historic house museum specializing in innovative study and applications of history, culture, the arts and civic engagement. An oral historian, she spearheads Weeksville’s oral history project, conducts oral history workshops, and has served on oral history advisory boards, including StoryCorps Griot.

WHEN: Thursday, April 25, 2013, 6:00-8:00pm.

WHERE: Columbia University, Northwest Corner Building, Room 602, 550 West 120th Street, 6th floor. Enter campus at 116th Street, at either Broadway or Amsterdam. Campus Map.

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP: Scott will be discussing the role and possibilities of oral history for understanding activism and social change in the founding and expansion of a public history center. Weeksville Heritage Center’s (WHC) oral history program began in the 1970s alongside the rediscovery and reclamation of a “lost” history. Founded in 1972 in Brooklyn, WHC currently consists of the historic Hunterfly Road Houses, three nineteenth century wood-frame residential structures that have been restored and opened to the public. Through research, tours, exhibitions and programs, WHC interprets the forgotten history of Weeksville, a free black, intentional, land-owning community, which established its own schools, churches, anti-slavery organizations, and operated as a safe space for African Americans in the greater New York area throughout the 19th century.

SPONSORS: This talk is part of the “Paul F. Lazarsfeld Lecture Series,” co-sponsored by the Columbia Center for Oral History (CCOH), Oral History Master of Arts Program (OHMA), the MA in Museum Anthropology, and the Institute for Research in African-American Studies. Support from the Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics (INCITE) is provided for programming that embodies late Professor Paul Lazarsfeld’s commitment to improving methodological approaches that address concerns of vital cultural and social significance.

INFORMATION: For more information, please email Terrell Frazier at terrellfrazier@columbia.edu

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

NO REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

Spring Workshop Series Schedule Now Available!

We are delighted with the success and overwhelming response to our fall oral history workshop series, which featured presentations by Michael Frisch and the 198 String Band, Voice of Witness book editors Sibylla Brodzinsky and Max Schoening, oral historian Suzanne Snider, Oral History Master of Arts Program alum Andrea Dixon and many more. We are now gearing up for an exciting spring semester in our series that is funded through the Paul F. Lazarsfeld Lecture Series for programming that embodies the late Professor’s commitment to improving methodological approaches that address concerns of vital cultural and social significance. The series is co-sponsored by the Columbia Center for Oral History (CCOH) and the Oral History Master of Arts Program (OHMA). All of our workshops are free and open to the public and will explore the myriad of ethical and practical issues raised by the practice of oral history in the different disciplines within the humanities and social sciences.

Thank you for your continued interest and support, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS: SPRING 2013

January 31, 2013
Alisa del Tufo, Social Reformer
Surfacing Solutions: Using Oral History to Find New Solutions to Intimate Violence
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm. Location: Columbia University, Northwest Corner Building, Room 602, 550 West 120th Street, 6th floor. Enter campus at 120th Street and Broadway. Campus Map. [More Information]

February 14, 2013
Doug Boyd, Director of the Louis B. Nunn Oral History Center
Search, Explore, Connect: Enhancing Access to Oral History
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm. Location:  Columbia University, 523 Butler Library, 535 West 114th Street. Enter campus at 116th Street, at either Broadway or Amsterdam. Campus Map.

February 21, 2013
Gabriele Stabile and Juliet Linderman, Voice of Witness Publication Series
Everybody is a Stranger When They First Arrive: Refugees’ Experiences in America
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm. Location:  Columbia Journalism School, Stabile Student Center, 2950 Broadway NY, NY 10027. Enter campus at 116th Street, at either Broadway or Amsterdam. Google Map, Campus Map.

March 14, 2013
Lillian Jiménez, Filmmaker
Uncovering Hidden Histories: The Making of Antonia Pantoja: ¡Presente!
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm. Location: Columbia University, 523 Butler Library, 535 West 114th Street. Enter campus at 116th Street, at either Broadway or Amsterdam. Campus Map.

April 11, 2013
Sarah Mountz
Both Our Voices: A Feminist Relational Approach to Life History Narratives of Previously Juvenile Justice Involved LGBTQ Young Adults
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm. Location: TBD

April 25, 2013
Jennifer Scott, Vice Director/Director of Research, Weeksville Heritage Center
Movement Creates Museum: the Activist Beginnings of Weeksville Heritage Center
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm. Location: TBD

As always, you can find our videos of our lectures on our YouTube Channel and iTunes U.