OHMA Open House and Voice of Witness Book Talk, 'Refugees' Experience in America'
The Oral History Master of Arts program (OHMA), Voice of Witness and the Columbia School of Journalism present Gabriele Stabile and Juliet Linderman for a presentation and discussion on the role of oral history in contemporary human rights and photojournalism. The editors will discuss and read from their new book, in which evocative images are coupled with moving testimonies from men and women who have resettled in the United States from Burundi, Iraq, Burma, Somalia, Bhutan, and Ethopia. In their narratives, they describe their first days in the US, the lives theyve left behind, and the communities they have since created.
There will also be a presentation from faculty and alumni about the Oral History Master of Arts (OHMA), a multi-disciplinary program that utilizes theoretical approaches across the social sciences and humanities.