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Sept 19 l Newest Americans: Stories from the Global City Workshop

Thursday Sept. 19, 2019 | 6:10-7:30pm

Columbia University Oral History Master of the Arts (OHMA) invites you to our 2019-2020 workshop series on Oral History and Storytelling. All events are free and open to the public. Most events are videotaped and may also be viewed at a later time through OHMA’s Youtube channel.

Please see details below and stay tuned for future announcements for the rest of the workshops in this series.

All participants are welcome. If you need special accommodations, please contact Rebecca McGilveray at rlm2203@columbia.edu or (212) 854-4106.

When: Thursday, September 19, 2019

Where: Knox Hall, 606 W 122nd St, Room 509

Newest Americans: Stories from the Global City

By mid-century, demographers predict that people of European descent will no longer be the majority in the United States. Newest Americans is a multimedia documentary and storytelling project that explores the implications of this seismic change from the perspective of the campus of Rutgers University-Newark, the most diverse university in the country for the past two decades.  A unique collaboration between a public research university, an award-winning media production company and some of the world’s leading photojournalists, the project affords a glimpse into the world of the newest Americans and a vision of our demographic future.

Tim Raphael is co-founder and director of Newest Americans which cross-pollinates digital media, academic research and civic engagement to document immigrant stories and identities with Jersey roots and a global reach. Dr. Raphael will utilize media created by Newest Americans to discuss how the project has worked with two Newark oral history collections to activate the archive through multimedia storytelling.

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