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OC Alumni Speaker Series - Local History Matters

The Olympic College Foundation
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Oral History promotes civic engagement by connecting students to the real world in ways that make history exciting. Oral history fieldwork preserves local history and introduces students to WWII veterans, civil rights activists, and ordinary people who do extraordinary things. Find out how students are sharing these compelling stories via digital podcasts on popular platforms such as iTunes and web-based radio.

Dr. Paul Ortiz (OC '88) directs the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program and is an associate professor of history at the University of Florida. The Proctor Program fosters student oral history field work in Latinx Studies, African American Studies, and indigenous history. It has earned three national awards. Dr. Ortiz holds a Ph.D. in history from Duke University, a B.A. from Evergreen State College, and an A.A. from OC. A prodigious author and speaker, Dr. Ortiz is the author of Emancipation Betrayed (U. California Press) and An African American and Latinx History of the United States (Beacon Press). He is a third-generation US military veteran, Army Airborne.

Presentation takes place on the OC Bremerton Campus in the new CIC building's William D. Harvey theatre.

Event is free to the public
Free parking in all campus lots after 4pm