NABO's Memoria Bizi Project
We are excited to announce that the Memoria Bizia Oral History project is underway and Dr. Pedro Oiarzabal, Jon Bilbao Visiting Research Fellow, at the Center for Basque Studies, is currently holding a number of workshops to teach interested individuals how to conduct interviews that will be part of this collection. The goal of this project is to collect, preserve and transmit the Basque history of migration and exile through testimonies of the immigrants themselves, or their children, to preserve their histories for generations to come. Dr. Oiarzabal will be travelling to various communities to conduct these workshops that will be open to the public and free of charge. He has already visited New York City and Montreal, and is now heading to San Francisco to hold a workshop there this Saturday at 10am at the Basque Cultural Center (599 Railroad Ave.), followed by two sessions in Bakersfield at the Kern County Basque Club (2301 S. Union Ave.) on July 16th at 10am and 6:30pm. If you would like more information regarding the project, or workshops, or would like to hold one in your community please write me, Kate Camino, at firstname.lastname@example.org. With our immigrant generation getting older this project becomes more and more urgent every day. Its success relies on the involvement of people in every community so hoping to hear from many of you soon!
Euskal Artzainak Ameriketan
The Euskal Artzainak Ameriketan organization has also let us know about another tribute to the Basque sheepherder's in the US. These men will also be honored during San Fermin at an Alarde in their honor by the Txistulari Band on July 13th in Iruña which NABO president, Valerie Arrechea, has also been invited to attend. For more information go to Euskal Artzainak Ameriketan on Facebook or read the complete article on this and a recently inaugurated exhibit at EuskalKultura.com.
New York Basque Club
If you don't want to watch the World Cup final alone this Sunday, and are in the New York area, why not go join other fans at the Euzko Etxea? The clubhouse is located at 307 Eckford Street in Brooklyn 11222, doors open at 1:30pm and the game starts at 2pm. For more information visit their website or email email@example.com