Event - Memories of Migration

Memories of Migration

02.20.16, 1:00 pm

Join us to share your stories and learn about oral history interview techniques with Queens Library.
Bring an image from your earliest home and an image of your most recent home.

Program in English

Registration required

To register, please contact
Nung-Hsin Hu
718-596-9700 x133

Bring an image from your earliest home and an image of your most recent home. In this workshop, you will use these images to illustrate the story of your journey from one home to the other, whether that journey took you across Queens, or across the world. We will share our stories and learn techniques for getting great interviews with family members and others who have wisdom and experiences we want to preserve. The workshop will include a guided tour of the Zhang Hongtu exhibit, with a discussion of how the artist’s own journey from China to the United States is captured in his art.

Queens Memory is an oral history program at Queens Library whose mission is to record contemporary life in the borough of Queens. To do this, the program offers training and support to volunteers interested in conducting interviews with the borough’s residents, and photographing Queens’ dynamic events and places.

Queens Memory Director, Natalie Milbrodt and Queens Memory Outreach Coordinator, Yingwen Huang will lead this workshop along with Queens Museum’s New New Yorkers Program staff. Since the founding of the Queens Memory program in 2010, the Queens Memory team has provided oral history and digitization instruction to hundreds of New Yorkers interested in conducting interviews and documenting their communities.

New New Yorkers program is funded by Altman Foundation and TD bank, New York Community Trust, the New York City Department of Culture Affairs, the New York State Council on the Arts.

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Image: (Left) Shavetta Gupta, New Dehli, India, 2005 (Right) Shavetta Gupta, Astoria, New York, 2002