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Learn about the Surrey Archives' latest oral history project.

Gathering Community Stories

Amplifying Voices is a Surrey Archives Oral History Project aiming to preserve stories from Surrey’s diverse communities. While efforts have been recently made to diversify the Surrey Archives’ collection, most of the Archives’ oral history recordings still document the experiences of heterosexual, cisgender European settlers and their descendants. Through this project, members of underrepresented communities in Surrey will have the opportunity to record their stories, specifically those identifying as IBPOC and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

This project aims to create 30 new oral history recordings that will preserve and honour the lived experiences of communities who are underrepresented in the stories we tell about Surrey’s past.

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