Giving Tuesday

Thank you for joining our second year of #GivingTuesday! OHMAR is dedicated to the growth of the oral history community, and we strongly believe that doing so begins with creating a forum in which students can engage with others about their work, develop their skills as practitioners, and connect with colleagues in the field. Your support creates opportunities for students to attend and participate at our annual spring conference—in some cases a student’s first professional conference—by offsetting the costs of travel, accommodations, and registration. This year’s conference, “Vulnerable Voices: Power & Privilege,” will take place March 15-16, 2018 at American University.

Our goal is to raise $1,000 for student scholarships. So, how are we going to do this?! For starters, with your support! Here are a few things you can do to help.

  • Participate on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 and help us raise the first $500. We’ll keep the campaign open to raise the next $500 through the end of December. Facebook is generously matching donations made through their site. Look for the donate button on our page.
  • Share your participation in this global day of giving by tagging @OHMidAtlantic on Twitter, and be sure to use #GivingTuesday!
  • Stay connected with scholarship recipients! As a bonus, all students awarded scholarships will receive a full year membership to OHMAR. Last year’s scholarship recipients have been very active on our blog and eager to connect with the oral history community.

#GivingTuesday might only one day but we’re celebrating the giving season through the rest of the year!

Click here to read a blog from Nicole Strunk, a 2016 #GivingTuesday Scholarship recipient, about her experience at “Oral History & the City.” With you support we can assist more oral history students like Nicole with connecting to the larger network of oral historians and their work.

What is #GivingTuesday?

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy with events throughout the year and a growing catalog of resources.

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