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Titans to Share Stories of Women in Politics, Postwar Migration Experiences

CSUF Hosts April 27-29 Southwest Oral History Association Conference
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Female activism, postwar migration experiences and other topics will be featured during the 2018 Southwest Oral History Association conference at Cal State Fullerton April 27-29.

The three-day program will include a tour of the Lawrence de Graaf Center for Oral and Public History and an oral history workshop by Cora Granata, associate director of the center and professor of history.

Highlighting the conference theme, “Elevating Voices: Oral Histories of Resilience and Unity,” several Titans will give presentations, including:

Friday, April 27 — “The Influence and Resilience of Women in Politics and Activism”
3-4:30 p.m., Student Housing, Gastronome Room 160

  • “Not Your Grandmother’s Orange County: The Evolution of Female Activism in Orange County” presented by Jessica Buckle, graduate student in history
  • “Women in Environmental Activism: Do Gender Roles Truly Influence Women Activists?” presented by Sierra Sampson, graduate student in history
  • “Women and Activism: The Influence of Gender and the History of 1970s LGBT Activism” presented by alumna Katelyn York ’17 (B.A. history)
  • “Chicana Activism: Women’s Voices in Art, Education and Literature From the Chicano Civil Rights Movement to Today” by Helen Yoshida, graduate student in history

The session will be moderated by Caryll Batt Dziedziak, visiting assistant professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Saturday, April 28 — “Postwar Immigration and Migration”
3:15-4:45 p.m., Student Housing, Pine Room 111

  • “Understanding South Asian Stories of Immigration, Family and Identity: An Oral History With Radha and Arvind Trivedi” presented by Shreshta Aiyar, history and American studies major
  • “Recognizing and Remembering the Kitaoka Family: An American Experience” by Joshua Cawley, graduate student in history
  • “Fish Tacos, Tamales and Potato Balls: Realizing Immigrant Cultures and Entrepreneurship in Southern California’s Restaurants” by Allison Varzally, CSUF professor of history

The session also will include a presentation by Anne Soon Choi, associate professor of interdisciplinary studies at Cal State Dominguez Hills, on “No Aloha Here: The Postwar Experiences of Japanese Americans From Hawai’i.”

For registration and more information, visit the conference website.