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Queens Memory Project: Documenting a Pandemic “What We’ve Learned” (10/5/2021)

Queens Memory Project (https://queensmemory.org) is hosting an online workshop “Documenting a Pandemic What We’ve Learned” on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. It will be a live stream event on Facebook. ——————— Members of the Queens Memory Project will discuss lessons from the COVID-19 Project, and how they worked together as a team to incorporate the diverse voices of our borough and campus into the archives during this momentous period in history. Livestreamed on https://www.facebook.com/queensmemory. Tuesday, October 5th from 4:00pm-5:30pm Chair: Annie Tummino, Assistant Professor, Head of Special Collections and Archives, Queens College Panelists: – Meral Agish, Queens Memory Community Coordinator; – …

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Job opportunity: Research assistant positions for an Asian American oral history project ($30/hour x 300 hours)

The COVID-19 Oral History Project (https://asianheritage.commons.gc.cuny.edu) is a collection of images, essays, and video recordings documenting the experience of LaGuardia Community College students, especially those of the Asian descent, during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are hiring one or two research assistants for this project in order to analyze the transcripts of the collected interviews. The primary responsibilities of the research assistants include: Coordinate (and possibly conduct) interviews with Asian American students using online conference tools such as Zoom (https://www.zoom.us) Proofread transcripts of the recorded interviews by Asian American students using automatic transcription tools such as Temi (https://www.temi.com) and Rev.com (https://www.rev.com) …

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Light from Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki

“Growing up in Southern California, Ryka Aoki dreamed of being a writer, but her Japanese American parents expected her to study the sciences or something technical….Packed with meditations on music, identity, found family, immigrant culture and redemption, the book is set in the Asian American enclave of the L.A.-adjacent San Gabriel Valley, where Aoki, who is trans, was raised, and weaves a story that’s joyfully queer.”

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Washington Post article on the demographic change in the U.S.

The Washington Post has published this article on the demographic change in the U.S. Quote: “Some, like Goel, expressed hope that the demographic changes will result in a more inclusive America, with people of color who have been historically excluded from power and prominence gaining equality. Others feared that the shifts could result in an increase in racial resentment among the current non-Hispanic White majority, whose population dipped below 60 percent for the first time according to the 2020 Census, and a resistance to change.”

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