Environmental Justice: The Story Way

A woman with a microphone at a 1994 meeting of the Environmental Protection Agency's National Environmental Justice Advisory Council.Sometimes the best way to understand racism and environmental injustice and to inspire action is to listen to people's stories, or to tell them yourself.

Obviously, you can just converse informally with people to build your own community. Sometimes, though, people want their stories to have further reach by sharing them more widely.

Sharing, Listening, and Recording

Finding Examples to Stream

  • Living on Earth, by Steve Curwood. Listen to "Public Radio's Environmental News Magazine," with archives since 1991. Use the site's search box to find audio on topics like "environmental justice," "lead," and "Flint."  

  • Google Searches for Oral History

    • Search for "Oral History Portals"

    • Search for Asian-American Oral History

    • Search for Black or African American Oral History

    • Search for Latinx Oral History

  • The wealth of non-Harvard Oral History Library Guides (a Google search) online provides many interesting places to explore.

Methods, Equipment, and Assistance

Academic Books and Articles

Studying Storytelling In-Depth--Undergraduate studies at Harvard: