What is this project?
We are collecting the stories of women in organizing in the Riverside community. Our aim is to provide a set of working tools for the next generation of community grassroots activists, with a particular focus on women and those who are women-identifying. We hope to maintain a web site, host public programs, and publish a book.
Who can be interviewed?
Women and non-binary individuals who have participated in organizing and activism in the Riverside community. We conceive of organizing and activism broadly.
Who will interview me?
A member of our team will walk you through the interview process. Learn more about us here.
How will my story be collected?
Interviews can be conducted in-person, over the phone, or via video conference. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many interviews will be conducted via Zoom.
One of our interviewers will ask you questions your about your life, especially as it relates to activism and organizing in Riverside. You will have access to the question ahead of time, but the interviewer may ask additional questions and follow up questions. The interview should last 1-2 hours and will ideally be completed in one session but can be conducted across multiple sessions. This is an opportunity to share your story
What will happen with my story?
All of the interviews will be recorded as video and audio files and then transcribed. Your story will become part of the public record, and can help to tell the story of women in organizing and the history of Riverside for future generations.
You determine how accessible your story is to the public. With your consent, all or part of your oral history can be made available online, published as part of a book project, and preserved for the future.
Want to participate or learn more?
Fill out this simple form to recommend someone we should interview (it can be you!).