Thursday, February 14, 2019

7th Birthday UN Women- USNC - Greater Los Angeles Chapter

Feb 2019

Monday, February 11, 2019

Interview for Women in politics and Activism Project

Interview for Women in politics and Activism Project
Interviewer: Michael Thomas
Narrator: Dr. Soraya Fallah
February 9th, 2019 was another special day for me. I was Interviewed for Women in politics and Activism Project by Michael Thomas history student at California State University, Fullerton for his project on Women, Politics and Activism since Suffrage led by Dr. Natalie Fousekis. Part of his  research is on Iranian American/Middle Eastern Women in Politics/Activism in Southern California and he wanted to interview women who are involved with Iranian & Kurdish women's rights activism.
The interview was conducted in CSUN and took  approximately two to three hours.Michael was traveled from OC to Valley in rain without complain. He is very intelligent MA student and passionate individual. His responses to my answers were incredibly great and encouraging.
My interview was digitally recorded and will be preserved in the Center for Oral and Public History (COPH) archival collection, and I will receive a complimentary CD copy from COPH at CSUF.
I was very comfortable talking about my background. A decent portion of our interview was spent discussing my biographical background.
Through him I learned that COPH houses over 6,000 oral history interviews in its archives for use by researchers and scholars. I am glad I have done this for four reasons: I spare some time for the past month thinking about my past, what I usually  don’t have time for and it is needed for everybody to remember their past, reminiscence- ing and writing some auto- ethnography about themselves. Second I was able to give an honest narrative on some –only small portion of my life and activism. I was able to talk about my people, my Kurdish women sisters who are overlooked historically, and last but not least I get to know Michael Thomas. He is a wonderful individual.