Mündliche Geschichtsreihe

We are inviting women and men from our community to share their life's stories and dialogue with participants. The meeting is facilitated by Dr. Marion Gerlind. For more information and reservations, email Marion or call (510) 430-2673. RSVP required. Teilnahmebeitrag: $20, GICS Mitglieder: $10, wenn möglich, aber nicht obligatorisch. (Suggested contribution: $20, GICS Members: $10, no one turned away for lack of funds.)

Our Oral History Series can receive, and acknowledge, tax-deductible donations and grants. To see previous speakers and topics, click here, or scroll down to see pictures of our speakers and click to see their summary.

 
Sunday,
September 24
 2-4 p.m
Gerlind Institute, 2128 108th Avenue, Oakland, 94603

Ingrid Kepler-May: Living for Peace
Sunday, September 24, 2017 • 2-4 p.m.

photo courtesy of Ingrid Kepler-May

I was born in Stuttgart, southern Germany, as middle of three girls, a year before Hitler came to power, and I barely survived World War II. One reason was that at age 10, in l942, when many doctors were serving at the front, I suffered a severe middle ear infection which left me deaf in one ear with a near-death experience following due to a severe hemorrhage.

Late in 1960 I immigrated to the US, studied and taught at UCLA while obtaining my MA in literature, and protesting the war in Vietnam. In l971 I moved to New York where I took graduate classes at Columbia University in psychology, sociology and anthropology. This study prepared me start a practice as the first family mediator in Marin County, CA, in 1979.

Since l992 I have been living in the North Berkeley Hills. Clients come through referral and I enjoy my work to help resolve conflicts through collaboration, while being politically active to abolish war. Ingrid’s presentation will be in English and German. Please join us for an inspiring event!

RSVP by September 20, 2017 to marion@gerlindinstitute.org, or call (510) 430-2673

The Oral History Series is a project of the Gerlind Institute for Cultural Studies, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to building community through dialogue and the arts. We invite women and men from our community to share their life's stories and dialogue with the audience, promoting cross-cultural understanding. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Visit http://www.gerlindinstitute.org for more information on donations and membership.

 
 

Save Our Oral History Series!

elana levy
elana levy (middle)

2017 marked the tenth anniversary of the GICS Oral History Series, which has become the touchstone of our community programs. It grew from Dr. Gerlind’s passion for interviewing Holocaust survivors whose stories were at risk of being lost. Inspired by their lives, the Gerlind Institute continues to bring unforgettable speakers from in and outside our Bay Area community. We have witnessed their voices and stories, and have been transformed. We are incredibly grateful to every speaker, co-sponsor, and audience participant from the past ten years!

Monica Clyde at EGC
audience at Dr. Monica Clyde's presentation

Through the dedicated volunteer work of the Gerlind Institute's team, especially JB, Aaron Woeste, Catherine Norman, and many others, GICS has been able to present 34 Oral Histories since 2007—no small feat for a grassroots organization such as ours, which relies completely on community support!

Despite all the work that goes into organizing each event, admission remains accessible, as we want everyone to participate. We turn no one away for lack of funds. The Series is primarily funded through income from the GICS teaching program, memberships, and donations. Even with the generosity of volunteers, participants and speakers—many of whom have donated their honoraria—we have been unable to sustain our Series.

Cynthia James
Cynthia James

We are calling on you, our community, to support our Series through your generosity, as we hope you benefit directly, or indirectly, through Gerlind Institute’s educational services.  Please help secure our Oral History Series' sustainability by becoming a GICS member in 2018. Visit www.gerlindinstitute.org/membership.html, or click here. You can also make a tax-deductible donation. Visit www.gerlindinstitute.org/donate.html, or click here.

Annegret Ogden
Annegret Ogden

Your act of generosity, whether large or small, will build fiscal stability and enable us to create more of this unique programming.

We will apply your donation to the costs of our upcoming events.

We need your support to ensure the survival of this one-of-a-kind program. I am grateful for any amount you are kindly willing to give and your continued support as a GICS community member! We look forward to welcoming you to an upcoming event!

Click the images below to access our archive.
        Daniel Polikoff Pastorin Kerstin Weidmann
Peter Erlenwein photo Travis Fetter Ingird Peterson Ingrid Veit Alexander Feng
Monica Clyde Annegret Ogden Bridge Markland Dr. Marion Gerlind Dr. Michaela Grobbel Elana Levy
Ika Huegel-Marshall Michael Bachmann Birgit Mahner Dr. Miriam Zimmermann Leah Sharp Dr. Werner Loewenstein
Leticia Andreas-Wolf Angelika Quirk Dr. Berta Maria Hines Susanne Batzdorff Community Roundtable
Elana Levy Madhuri Anji Bernhard Ruchti Cinthia James Toahna Meier Ralph Samuelson
Frieda Gordon Dilloo Rita Goldhor Leo Mark Horovitz Wine Seminar Sabrina Zimmering Kia Hügel-Marshall
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