Monday, August 9, 2010

Everyone has a story, and StoryCorps Historias wants yours!

¡Cuénteme un cuento! Everyone has a story to tell, and StoryCorps Historias wants to hear yours! They 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 that 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 begin at 9:30 a.m., end at 3:30p.m., and are scheduled at one-hour intervals. The recording session runs for approximately 40 minutes.

You're invited to visit the StoryCorps Historias website http://storycorps.org/historias-en/ for details, and a list of Great Questions to start planning your conversation.

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