Social Justice Task Force Commission Feedback

The Oral History Association’s Social Justice Task force would like to welcome OHA members to review and comment on the proposed report as an addition to the current Principles and Best Practices suite of documents.

You can read the current draft of the for the proposed documents here:

Comment period:

Members will have the next 25 days to comment before members vote at the business meeting on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 12:30-2:00 EST at the OHA Annual Meeting. There are several ways to do so. We have created a Google Form where members can comment, either anonymously or not. One can also email the Oral History Association executive office.

And, we also want to offer space for people to communicate directly with one or more of the task force’s leadership. So, we have set up two video meetings. See below for details. “Seating” is limited, but if there is enough interest, we will look to add another session.

Video meeting dates – google sheet for sign in for virtual meeting RSVP –

Sept 23: 1pm – 2pm PST (2pm MT/3pm CST/4pm EST)

Sept 28: 2pm – 3pm PST (3pm MT/4pm CST/5pm EST)

Last, even though all their names appear in the introduction, we want to thank here too all the members of the Task force for all their hard work. They are: Anne Balay, Christy Hyman, Sarah Loose, Sarah Milligan (OHA ex-officio), Amaka Okechukwu, Sherrie Tucker, Tara White.

Special thanks to our early reviewers: Wesley Hogan, Malinda Lowery, Nepia Mahuika, Sarah McNamara, and Yuri Rameriz. Thanks also to Voice of Witness, the New Zealand Oral History Association, and Groundswell: Oral History for Social Change — whose ideas and spirit of true oral history are reflected in this document.

Nishani Frazier & Cliff Mayotte
Task force Co-Chairs

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