Learn how teachers working with Voice of Witness bring their oral history skills and training into the classroom by seeing their work in action. On April 20th and 21st, students at San Lorenzo High School will present The Russell City Project, a documentary theatre piece created from student-led oral history interviews.This project was sparked during our 2011 teacher training workshop Amplifying Unheard Voices. Click here to learn more about this workshop, and to register for our 2012 teacher training.
The Russell City Project documents the story of a diverse, unincorporated community in Alameda County whose residents faced displacement by eminent domain laws and a series of unexplained arson fires in the wake of industrial development in the 1960s.
This community performance takes place at 7pm on April 20 and 21 at San Lorenzo High School, in San Lorenzo, CA. Click here to learn more.