The Third Thirty: A Community Oral History Project

This 8-week project-based course explores the time of life between age 60-90. How does our history and identity shape how we experience this period of time? What challenges are people encountering? What gifts come in this thirty years of life? Students explore these and other questions while learning the art and practice of oral history, building their listening skills, and considering the ethical issues of gathering and sharing other peoples’ stories.

The first Third Thirty cohort concluded in the Fall of 2018. The second cohort will start their training and oral history projects in Spring of 2019. If you are interested in joining a future project...

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May 30, 2019

I truly, truly do believe in trying to constantly evaluate who you are and how you are, and my basic philosophy has always been love. If you have love in your life, in your family, and in your companions you have the most important thing in learning to live. And the thing of it is, we cannot know who we are, except when we are interacting with another-human-being.