HIS395 Video Project: “Stories Worth Telling” by Jehuda Tjahjadi

archiving oral history / community-based oral history / gay history / oral history / public humanities

Elspeth Brown on her LGBQT2+ Oral History class at the University of Toronto-Mississauga. The class, which focused on queer oral history method and production, had students create a short digital story based on a significant historical event from Toronto’s queer community. Professor Brown wanted me to send you along this information so that you could add it to the Collaboratory social media.

This project focuses on 1999 BIPOC Pride, where members of World Majority Lesbians drove a truck through Toronto Pride with a message to end police violence against the BIPOC community. This project also includes clips of an oral history interview with one of the organizers and long-time Toronto LGBTQ+ activists, LeZlie Lee Kam.

Watch here: https://vimeo.com/502875212
All clips of LezLie Lee Kam and the 1999 BIPOC Pride event are held by The ArQuives