CHCI Partners with StoryCorps
to Record and Share the Stories of CHCI Alumni

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) and the renowned oral history organization, StoryCorps, are proud to announce a new partnership that will help tell the transformative stories of CHCI Alumni as part of StoryCorps’ “Historias” initiative, which is dedicated to recording, preserving, and sharing the diverse stories and life experiences of Latinos in the United States.

StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives.  Over the past decade, StoryCorps has collected more than 50,000 interviews, archiving these recordings at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress and broadcasting selections on NPR.

Over the next year, CHCI will work with StoryCorps to record stories at their locations in Atlanta, Chicago and San Francisco, as well as through a traveling “MobileBooth” that will visit towns and cities in Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas.

“CHCI and StoryCorps share a passion for promoting the positive image of Latinos in America,” said Esther Aguilera, CHCI President and CEO. “CHCI Alumni have powerful stories of resilience, achievement and celebration to share with the world. We’re excited to partner with StoryCorps for its Historias project, which will capture the true spirit of our community and ensure that the voices of Latinos will be preserved and remembered for generations to come.”

MobileBooth Tour Stops

THIS WEEKEND! Marquette, MI
July 5 to August 2, 2014

Grand Rapids, MI
August 8 to September 5, 2014

St. Louis, MO
September 11 to October 10, 2014

Tulsa, OK
October 16 to November 15, 2014

Dallas, TX
November 20 to December 20, 2014

Want to Tell Your Story?

StoryCorps is reserving a minimum of five interview slots at each of their tour stop locations for CHCI. Representatives from StoryCorps will be in contact with CHCI Alumni to personally invite you to tell your story. For more information, or to arrange a recording, please contact Jesse Gutierrez at jgutierrez@storycorps.org or call (646) 723-7020 x34.

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