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About this listening party

Join us for an experimental and collaborative oral history sound experience! Our Listening Party is a celebration of a semester-long workshop series, led by Sady Sullivan, that brought together 12 artists and scholars from The Laundromat Project fam and the CUNY community.

They'll share audio and new oral history interviews from their collaborative exploration into voice, multiplicity, and listening with radical empathy. You'll be asked to participate as activated embodied listeners—How do we hear? How do we feel? How do we resonate?

Together, we’ll create moments of connection, discomposure, amplification, discord, and silence. We look forward to the conversations that will emerge, as well as nurturing future interdisciplinary oral history collaborations.

We’ll also be joined by sound therapist, vocalist, and yoga instructor Jessica Caplan, who will lead us in a sound bath, a ceremonial experience of vibrational healing through sound and music.

This event is free and open to the public, but to attend, please RSVP here.

This event is the culmination of an eight-session workshop "The Impact of Listening and Being Heard: Oral History, Archives, & Advocacy," where six CUNY scholar/artists and six artist/scholars met to discuss oral history, archives, advocacy, and identity. The workshop participants are: Jamie San Andres, Arita Balaram, Pelenakeke (Keke) Brown, Jaime Shearn Coan, Rachel Corbman, Lizania Denisse Cruz, Oriana Elisa Gonzales, Allison Guess, Arielle Knight, Logan McBride, Nadia Mohamed, and Dhipinder Walia.

The workshop was led by Sady Sullivan, and is a collaboration with The Laundromat Project (The LP) and the Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY, and is part of The City Amplified: Oral Histories and Radical Archiving research team lead by Prithi Kanakamedala, Assistant Professor of History, Bronx Community College, CUNY, and generously supported by the Mellon Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research. Click here for more information about this workshop.