Oral History Celebration

Celebrate the east side of Detroit's history and community at the James and Grace Lee Boggs School on November 20th, 2015, 4:30-6:30 PM. “Conversations in Our Neighborhood: Oral History at the Boggs School” will premiere the Oral History Club’s newest documentary film produced by Laura De Palma and directed by Andrea Claire Maio of Apiary. The documentary debuts student members of the Oral History Club interviewing Detroit residents and Heidelberg Project creator, Tyree Guyton. Learn about Detroit’s history through storytelling by long-time residents and interviews of community members.

The celebration will also include food and beverages, top-notch raffle prizes donated by local Michigan businesses, a musical performance by Joe Reilly and the students, and the rescreening of the 2014 short film.  Guests will also hear from keynote speakers Rich Feldman and Kim Sherrobi of the Boggs Center, and food justice activist Mama Hanifa Adjuman as event storyteller.  “Conversations in Our Neighborhood: Oral History at the Boggs School” was made possible through the generosity of the H.T. Ewald Foundation.  For further information, please contact Laura Feldman at laura.feldman@wayne.edu.