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The Auntie Sewing Squad oral history archive was created as part of a final project for Dr. Chrissy Yee Lau’s course, SBS 112: Women and Social Change in the U.S., From the 1890s to the Present Day, in the fall of 2020 at California State University – Monterey Bay. Deriving from a genealogy of community-based oral history projects that aims to redress the historical absence of women’s lives from archival collections, students helped to create an archive dedicated to the histories and activism of the Auntie Sewing Squad during Covid-19. Oral history themes include mutual aid, Black Lives Matter, religion and politics, and US military industrial complex.
Click hereto read more about the goal of the oral history archive.
Click here to view the interviews conducted by students with members of the Auntie Sewing Squad.