NYC Career Development Workshop for Oral Historians

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NYC area practitioners: below is a workshop open to the public organized by Fanny Garcia of the Columbia Oral History Alumni Association with Career Coach Cynthia Pong. Please note there is financial assistance available. 

Reclaiming the Power of Your Story: A Workshop for Oral Historians

Are you currently struggling to reconcile your training and skills with making a living? Do you feel sheepish telling other people that you’re an oral historian because you’ve had trouble finding “official” or paid work as an oral historian? Do you want to strategize about ways that you can be humanely compensated for your labor and contributions as an oral historian?

Join other oral historians facing similar challenges in the current job market and employment landscape. You’ll leave this reflection-filled and action-oriented workshop with new ways to view your work, talents, and skills – in other words, a new way to relate to your story as an oral historian. You’ll see how your skills and contributions have value and are marketable. You’ll have new goals for your oral history practice that you might never have considered before!

Although this workshop is geared towards oral historians, it will also be helpful and accessible to those who work as consultants or advisors in public history, multimedia storytelling projects, and art designers for installations and exhibitions.
Date: Thursday, June 21st
Time: 7 pm to 9 pm
Location: Knox Hall Room 509, 606 W 122nd St, New York, NY 10027
Cost: $49
Financial aid options available. Email Cynthia Pong at and Fanny Garcia at with questions.