"The understanding of a culture comes from hearing the language, tasting the food, seeing personal interactions, experiencing the traditions, and so much more when it is in context."
— Elizabeth Laval & Candice Pendergrass, Sikh Youth Public History Project
SAN DIEGO—Oral history has the power to enhance understanding and promote dialogue among citizens. Part of the San Diego History Center’s philosophy involves telling the histories of everyone in the community, including those traditionally excluded from history books. In the past year they have collected over 50 new oral histories. Through first-person perspectives and studio portraits, Welcome to the Mix provides a glimpse into some of the fascinating people and stories that will now be part of SDHC’s collection. Join this open house and reception for the first day of the new exhibition. San Diego History Center Located in the heart of Balboa Park 1649 El Prado, Suite #3 San Diego, CA 92101 Saturday, August 10, 2019, 6–8 pm Light refreshments and no-host bar San Diego History Center Free for participants and their families/guests Free for SDHC members $10 for all others To purchase tickets, go to the San Diego History Center website. For more information, go to https://sandiegohistory.org/exhibition/welcome-to-the-mix-each-of-us-has-a-story/ or contact Tina Zarpour, PhD, VP—Community Engagement, Education & Collections 619-232-6203 x128 or email@example.com. This project is supported by a Humanities for All Project Grant.