An exploration with Michael Riordon, writer/documentary-maker/oral historian. His recent book, An Unauthorized Biography of the World, documents the recovery of silenced voices in several countries, including Palestine. Michael will illustrate oral history in action with audio excerpts from interviews he recorded in the Middle East for his new book, Our Way to Fight: Peace-work Under Siege in Israel-Palestine. We'll explore the whys and hows of drawing out life histories –- negotiating trust, then recording, preserving and sharing these vital resources.
Please bring: your own voice, your history and your imagination. This exploration may evolve into a longer-term community project to ensure that the stories of Nakba survivors in the Toronto area live on.
$10 for the workshop -- Sorry, not wheelchair accessible.