“Memories of Migration: Telling our Stories & Connecting our Journeys” Conference

Memories of Migration conference details

 Join us for this informative event held in conjunction with the current exhibit.

About the Program

The Project

Memories of Migration: Telling our Stories & Connecting our Journeys is the culmination of a grant received by the Institute of Museum and Library Services that has been dedicated to chronicling the migration stories of those in the Orange County area. While primarily focusing on Latino history in and around Orange County, the project has collected hundreds of migration stories from individuals from all walks of life to demonstrate that migration is a universal part of the human condition.

For the past three years, teens and young adults working under the guidance of the Santa Ana Public Library's Teen Community Historians program have been collecting these oral histories.

The SAHR [Santa Ana History Room] believes that history is a means by which we can all better understand ourselves and the world around us. In furthering such efforts, we are excited to announce that our Teen Community Historians program will train a group of Teen and Young Adult volunteers to conduct oral histories. This is an integral part of our focus on helping to root immigrant teens and young adults in their communities through the collection of local memory. These young volunteers will learn from the experiences of interviewes as they set about creating their own memories in our community.

The Conference

Enjoy a day of inspirational speakers who will share their experience in preserving local and international migration stories. With a special art exhibit by artists throughout Southern California, Memories of Migration is open to all librarians, educators, students, community members seeking to explore migration as a foundation for community.

We encourage you to Tweet about the conference using the project hashtag #memoriesofmigration .

Memories of Migration Conference Flyer

Keynote Speakers:


  • Erualdo González (CSUF)
  • Gilbert González (UCI)
  • Virginia Hitchman (Editor - "La Frontera")
  • Natalie Navar (CSUF - Center for Oral and Public History)
  • Participants from the Santa Ana Public Library Memories of Migration grant

Learn More

Location & Floor Map

This event is being held on Friday, August 11, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.) in PLN-130.