Winnipeg Past And Present - An Oral History And Community Survey Project (WPP)

Year Published:  1982
Resource Type:  Organization
Cx Number:  CX2571

WINNIPEG PAST AND PRESENT seeks to familiarize students with oral history techniques, to acquaint them with the complexities of Winnipeg society, and to enable them to understand the need for social change. It is hoped they will realize that "effective problem-solving and social action must take account of real people and their lives over many years, and must involve the community itself at every level."

Last summer's work resulted in 200 taped interviews, complete with typed summaries and a cross-reference index of common topics. In the process of conducting interviews students became acquainted with another generation - one which they find is vital and interesting. Senior citizens find that young people consider their ordinary lives rather extraordinary.

WPP has provided the impetus for two other projects under way this year. One is the University of Winnipeg Environment and Human Rights Group. The other is a calendar of activities being undertaken by community organizations both within and outside of Winnipeg. It is hoped that, through this exercise, an ongoing network of people with common or similar concerns will develop.

This organization no longer exists.
This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1982.
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