As part of the ongoing, bi-monthly workshop series “Methods and Mediums” the Centre for Human Rights Research hosted “Spreading the Word”: Statements, Interviews and Oral Histories on Monday on January 17th, 2022 from 12-130pm.

The presenters all shared their own experiences, techniques and challenges with different kinds of verbal based data gathering/creating. The discussion was a mix of presentations and interacting with each other and the moderator, Dr. Chantal Fiola, Distinguished Indigenous Chair at the University of Winnipeg.

Kaila Johnston (National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation) – statement gathering

Misha Falk (Transgender Oral History Project) – oral history

Shayna Plaut, PhD (Global Reporting Centre/Centre for Human Rights Research) – semi structured interviewing