StoryCorps Historias arrives in Pilsen very soon

StoryCorps Historias arrives in Pilsen very soon

StoryCorps is an oral history project with a mission to provide all Americans the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives.  The Story Corps MobileBooth is a trailer outfitted with a recording studio that travels the country year-round collecting stories.  In partnership with Radio Arte, the booth is scheduled to be in Chicago from May 20th to June 26th, it will be stationed in Pilsen at the National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 West 19th Street.

The folks at StoryCorps have reserved a few slots for our Proyecto Latina family.  So, consider interviewing a friend, family member or neighbor.  We are definitely going to be scheduling our own interviews.  The dates are:

-Friday, June 4 @4:30 p.m.
-Monday, June 7 @ 12:30 p.m.
-Sunday, June 13 @11:30 a.m.

You can reserve one of these time slots by emailing: east@storycorps.net and let them know Proyecto Latina sent you.  If these times don’t work for you, inquire about other time slots.

A few things that might be useful for participants to know:
Conversation Set-Up: The StoryCorps Historias set-up is a conversation in any language between two people who know each other – 2 friends or neighbors, 2 coworkers, family members, etc. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to take home and share, and with participant’s permission, is archived for generations to come at the Library of Congress.Preparation: The interviewer should come with a list of questions to get the conversation started.  The pairs need not rehearse–the best interviews tend to flow as natural conversations.  You can find sample questions here: http://www.storycorps.net/record-your-story/question-generator.

Donations: StoryCorps interviews are free, but we do ask all participants for a voluntary donation of any amount at the end of their interview.  Donations will help StoryCorps give more people the opportunity to record their stories and can also be made online at www.storycorps.org/donate.

One Response to “StoryCorps Historias arrives in Pilsen very soon”

  1. This is fantastical!

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