An article in the New York Times today, “Family Stories as Secret Text for Immigrants” reminded me that we can’t say this enough to friends and family around us: 

Your life story is important.  Please take the time to record it.

It seems that everyone I’ve talked to who’s done interviews with relatives, parents or grandparents always learn something about that person or their family that they didn’t know before, valuable information that could easily have been hidden if we didn’t ask.  I’m glad there are educators who are integrating life stories into their assignments.

Here’s a video from our partner, Angela Zusman, about this very subject.


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