The Michigan Oral History Association (MOHA) Annual Forum was held November 19, 2016 bringing
together oral history practitioners and those interested in developing oral history projects.
- basics of conducting an oral history project,
- the latest technology involved in conducting projects,
- oral history in the classroom,
- descriptions of projects that capture “authentic voices.”
A networking luncheon followed the program to allow participants to connect, report on projects,
and share ideas.
The registration fee of $25 included the Forum, all materials, and a box lunch. Registration was online at
Opening Reception of the Forum was held at the 2016 Summit on Racism, “Understanding Racial Equity;
Transforming our Community,” sponsored by the Society for History and Racial Equity (SHARE) on November 18 at 4:45 pm at Kalamazoo Valley Community College.
A Summit session featured the value of oral histories.
Also included in the SHARE Summit:
- Deeper look at racial equity and how it applies to our communit• Working with Youth
- Tools for Workplaces
- Examples of oral history projects where people of color have taken control of a narrative, and thus restore authentic identity to the individual
- Kalamazoo College Alumni of Color Oral History Project
- Yemeni personal experiences and family histories