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Learn about the Surrey Archives' latest oral history project.

Gathering Pride 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+.

The project goal is to create 30 new oral history recordings that will preserve and honour the lived experiences of members from the Chinese Canadian, Japanese Canadian, South Asian Canadian, local First Nations and 2SLGBTQ+ communities.

Interviews will take place from June 12 - July 22, 2023.