My name is Lynn Lewis, and I am a social justice worker: oral historian, community organizer, and educator.
I believe in radical social change that erases the structures that promote injustice. Listening to folks experience helps to identify what those are.
We know that it isn’t enough to identify and to erase those structures, we need to build new structures that nurture and promote justice.
What will it take for us to get there?
The work of envisioning and creating justice requires radical listening, dialogue and the building of resistance relationships between people, organizations and movements.
After decades of work in organizations and movements I returned to school to learn the craft of documenting histories of resistance. I was drawn to oral history research as an approach most aligned with community organizing and respecting the knowledge and leadership of community members. I received my MA in oral history from Columbia in 2018.
This website offers an overview of my work, interests and ways that I hope to contribute to building radical social change. I hope to do this through my own oral history research projects as well as consulting with you in ways that add value to your work.
My CV is available upon request.
One of my favorite quotes:
“Nobody can do everything, but everybody can do something.” Gil Scott-Heron, Work for Peace