Since a number of you pursue coursework and projects focused on documentary, oral history, and/or social justice, I wanted to pass along this notice of public presentations happening this Friday @ Duke (notice courtesy of “CDS Porch” newsletter). Note the email RSVP if you want a free dinner in addition to the presentations!
Community Organizers in Their Own Words: Presentation of Three Oral History Projects
Students in the Introduction to Oral History class taught at the Center for Documentary Studies have spent the semester hitting the pavement to learn about community organizing—by going out and talking to the activists themselves.
Three small groups will present websites with their findings, including audio and video clips from their interviews as well as photographs and documents from their research. The activists who they interviewed will respond and offer their own comments.
- Feminisms in the 1970s Triangle
- Environmental Injustice in North Carolina
- Attica Brother, Activist, and Educator: The Life of Jomo Davis
Friday, April 29, 6–8 p.m.
Center for Documentary Studies Auditorium
To be included in the free dinner that evening, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to scheduling that was either serendipitous or counter-productive (depending on your perspective), the second week of our production of The Laramie Project ran concurrently with Durham’s acclaimed Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. Since many folks in the cast have curricular and personal ties to Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies and other documentary mediums of storytelling and all of them missed most if not all of this year’s festival, I thought I’d upload an episode of Duke’s Office Hours, which features Tom Rankin, the head of CDS, discussing the philosophy and programming that goes into making Full Frame a destination for documentary artists.