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Sunday, October 7 • 10:15am - 11:45am
Archiving the Stories of the 2018 West Virginia Teachers’ Strike

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Earlier this year, teachers and school personnel across West Virginia went on strike, shutting down schools in all 55 of the state’s counties. As the school year ended, teachers began to reflect on their experiences, and many expressed the desire to have their stories recorded. To answer this need, an interdisciplinary group at West Virginia University developed a digital exhibit that provides the strike’s participants with a platform where they can share their stories by contributing photos, videos, oral recordings, social media exchanges, and written accounts of the events. This exhibit provides both researchers and the public with access to stories at the center of the strike that may not have otherwise been heard. In order to ensure that teachers’ accounts are accessible to future generations, materials from the digital exhibit are being archived in the West Virginia & Regional History Center at the WVU Libraries.

Sunday October 7, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am EDT
Room 241

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