Friday, August 13, 2010

StoryCorps Historias to Visit SA

This is from an email I received from Janie Alonso:

Gracias comadre Edna Campos Gravenhorst for this post!

What: StoryCorps Historias to visit San Antonio

Where: Las Palmas Branch Library • 515 Castroville Road • 434-6394
When: Sunday-Tuesday, August 15-17
Please call branch library for hours, or visit

Everyone has a story to tell, and StoryCorps Historias wants to hear from San
Antonio Hispanics. StoryCorps will be in San Antonio on August 15, 16, and 17,
at the Las Palmas Branch Library, 515 Castroville Road. All it takes is you and
a friend or family member to have a conversation about your experiences, your
memories, your thoughts, or your plans.

StoryCorps Historias is an initiative to record the diverse stories and life
experiences of Latinos in the United States. This is an opportunity to record
those stories your grandmother always tells you, share what you remember about
your mother, honor the uncle who served in the armed forces, or tell why you are
in San Antonio - anything meaningful to you and your community. Sharing these
stories celebrates our history, honors our heritage, and captures the true
spirit of our community. It will ensure that the voices of Latinos will be
preserved and remembered for generations to come.

When you record your story, you’ll have a meaningful experience captured on CD
to share with your friends, family, and community. With your permission, a copy
will be archived at the Library of Congress for future generations to hear.
Individuals (the interviewer and the interviewee) are invited to make a
reservation to record their stories by contacting Rebecca Alvarez at Las Palmas,
434-6394, during library service hours. Sessions will be scheduled at one-hour
intervals, beginning at 9:30 a.m. and ending at 3:30p.m. The recording session
runs for approximately 40 minutes. Sessions may be recorded in English or

More information, and a list of Great Questions to start planning your
conversation, are available at . For more
information about StoryCorps Historias activities in San Antonio, the public may
call (210) 434-6394.

Posted by comadre Adriana Bardin Prestwood
Nora de Hoyos Comstock, Ph.D.
Connecting Latinas Around the World!
Comstock Connections
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