Humanizing Oral Histories

Podcasts from SOTA Ethnic Studies 2019-20

Welcome! This semester, students were asked to interview an elder in their community about a topic of their choice. Conversations included immigration, interracial relationships, feminism, art, and activism. They then transformed the interviews into a podcast. Students learned how to conduct an interview, synthesize information, and edit audio. However, the most valuable takeaway was the wisdom that their interviewees shared with them.

This oral history project was done in collaboration with SFUSD libraries, Soundtrap, and Voice of Witness.

Happy listening!

Ms. Lee, Ethnic Studies Teacher

BLACK IN THE U.S.

By Trentft. Val, veteran

Social Standing

By Evelenaft. Patty, defense lawyer

HUMANIZING OUR EDUCATORS

By Lidiaft. Mr. Padlo, English Teacher

By Emmetft. Mr. Estrada, Gov Teacher

By Cadenft. Ms. Carissa, school counselor

By Amyft. Jason (pseudonym), school counselor

IMMIGRATION NARRATIVES

By Rogelioft. Marlen, student

By Saraft. Delia, customer service

Narratives of Border Crossing

CONTENT WARNING: DOMESTIC VIOLENCEBy Phoebeft. Jane Doe (pseudonym), caregiver

By Jadeft. Carmen (pseudonym), nanny

By Abbyft. Nadine, mother, wife, daughter

our roots

By Chloe ft. Robert, HR

By Chavaft. Stephanie, social worker

By Dakotaft. Andrew, architect

IDENTITY IN THE ARTS & WORKPLACE

By Mayaft. Rachaya, tech

By Leaft. Vyncent, student

The Working Artist

By Eleanorft. Gustavo, tech

LEARNING FROM OUR ELDERS

By Samft. Kam, retired

By Oliviaft. Antje, retired

By Jadenft. Christie, retired

By Tigerft. Abbie, retired

By Kamoraft. Helen, medical

MOVEMENTS OF RESISTANCE

By Anabellaft. Simone, artist and educator

By Maiaft. Ms. Lee, Ethnic Studies Teacher

By Noeft. Kumu Shawna, Kumu Hula

SAN FRANCISCO, PAST AND PRESENT

By Alexisft. Terry, management

By Ariannaft. Hazel, community health outreach worker

CONTENT WARNNG: Mental IllnessBy Maayanft. Sivan, student

By Ms. Leeft. Jay, wellness coordinator