Bronx Covid oral history project hosts panel

The Bronx Community College Archives is pleased to announce that we are co-hosting an online panel next Tuesday that will be highlighting our latest oral history project, thanks to our collaboration with Mutual Aid NYC! Community Care during COVID Oral History Project  documents stories of mutual aid, food justice and public health equity in the Bronx. We hope you can join us!


Documenting Community Resilience in the Bronx 
Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 6:00pm-7:30pm
Online zoom event

This online panel, co-hosted by Bronx Community College and the Bronx County Historical Society, will be a discussion between archivists and community members who have been involved in two recent oral history projects documenting community resilience in The Bronx, both during COVID-19 and at parallel moments in the borough’s past. The conversation will revolve around the work that has gone into the two current oral history projects, future avenues for research and community engagement. The panelists will also touch upon the role of Bronx community stakeholders in these projects and the latter’s impact on these projects’ ongoing preservation work, as well as how these oral histories can shed light on this current historical moment.

Steven Payne (he/name), The Bronx County Historical Society

Cynthia Tobar (she/her/ella), Bronx Community College Archives

LoriKim Alexander (she/her/we/our), North Bronx Collective

Vani Kannan (she/they), North Bronx Collective/Professor at Lehman College

Marinieves Alba, Center for Popular Democracy

Registration is free and open to all. This event will be hosted on Zoom; meeting link and instructions will be emailed to registered participants.

Many thanks to the Archivists Roundtable of New York​ for co-sponsoring this event!

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Written by Judith