Family Tales: San Antonio Latinos invited to tell their stories

Everyone has a story to tell.

StoryCorps wants to hear yours.

StoryCorps Historias will be in San Antonio to hear from area Hispanics on Aug. 15, 16 and 17, at the Las Palmas Branch Library, 515 Castroville Road. All it takes is you and a friend or family member to sit down and have a recorded conversation about any experiences or memories you wish to share and have preserved.

According to the release from the San Antonio Public Library:

StoryCorps Historias is an initiative to record the diverse stories and life experiences of Latinos in the United States. This is an opportunity to record those stories your grandmother always tells you, share what you remember about your mother, honor the uncle who served in the armed forces, or tell why you are in San Antonio -- anything meaningful to you and your community. Sharing these stories celebrates our history, honors our heritage, and captures the true spirit of our community. It will ensure that the voices of Latinos will be preserved and remembered for generations to come.
 
You or your family member's story will be archived, with your permission, at the Library of Congress for future generations to hear. You will also be given your own copy on CD to share with friends, family and the community.
 
Reservations to record stories must be made by the individuals (the interviewer and the interviewee). Call Rebecca Alvarez at Las Palmas Branch Library during library service hours, at (210) 434-6394. Sessions will be scheduled at one-hour intervals, beginning at 9:30 a.m. and ending at 3:30 p.m. and run for about. 40 minutes. They may be recorded in English or Spanish.
 
For more information and a list of questions to start planning your conversation, click here. For more information about StoryCorps Historias activities in San Antonio, call (210) 434-6394.

StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share and preserve our stories. Since 2003, StoryCorps has collected and archived more than 30,000 interviews from more than 60,000 participants. Each conversation is preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind, and millions listen to its weekly broadcasts on National Public Radio’s "Morning Edition."


Thumbnail image courtesy of http://storycorps.org/historias-en.