Called the "peculiar institution" by one scholar, the death penalty is a central part of social, economic and cultural history in Texas. Yet, the experiences and voices of those most directly affected are rarely included in accounts or sought out by those researching, debating or developing policy.
Using oral history, digital storytelling, and other democratic and participatory methods, Texas After Violence Project aims to build a people's history of the death penalty. Learn more about our name, our process and our methods and the oral histories that are at the core of our work.
News and Events
On March 20 (5:30 - 7:30pm) in SRH 1.208, TAVP will host a reception and panel to celebrate the launch of Amplify 2014, a 24-hour fundraiser for Austin-area nonprofits. Please join TAVP to "amplify archives" and learn about how our oral histories are used in classrooms across academic disciplines.
Panelists include T-Kay Sangwand, human rights archivist at the Human Rights Documentation Initiative (HRDI) at UT-Austin and co-chair of the Human Rights & Archives Working Group, Dr. Naomi Paik, assistant professor in American Studies and Asian American Studies at UT-Austin and Dr. Charlotte Nunes, lecturer in the department of English and co-chair of the Human Rights & Archives Working Group. Current interns will share their experiences as well.
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