PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate
Community Oral Histories
Find five people in your community above the age of 60, each from different ethnic or national backgrounds. Ask them to conduct an oral interview - an hour long-conversation where you ask them about their life story, and record it on your iPhone or computer. Once you're finished, transcribe the interviews, and upload to a website along with the audio. Send the website to the oral interviewee families, and ask them to share with friends. When you're done, you'll have created a small community across generations. This is a great exercise to work on active listening skills.