A time for listening

You may be working remotely, on furlough, not working, or just feeling insecure.  This may be a time for listening to some stories of resilience.  Most life stories, it turns out, have some of that in them. Some have lots.   Below, you will find some links to stories.

And remember, soon we will be doing this:


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Here are a few links to oral histories and other stories that I hope you will enjoy.

  1. From the Berkshire NAACP:
  2. From the Monterey Library Oral History Project:
  3. From the National Heritage Areas (of which we are one)
    Watch night in Gullah Geechee Communities, Canal Boat Families in Delaware and Lehigh National Corridor, and more:
  4. This Tuesday, April 7th at 3pm, BCC’s first Online Live Story Telling Hour with BCC Alumni. This week’s special guests are Eleanore Velez ’06 and Liliana Atanacio ’18.  Please register with this link:

    REGISTER FOR THE ONLINE EVENTand receive your Zoom link and instructions on how to join.


And if you have some storytelling link that you would like to share, please send it to me, and I will post it.

Please be well, and keep in touch.  We will find ways to engage our community in story telling. 

Judith Monachina, Director
Housatonic Heritage Oral History Center at Berkshire Community College

Written by Judith