Queer Oral History Project

We are proud to partner with Professor Jennifer Brier, Director of the Gender and Women’s Studies Program in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, to collect oral histories that document the life experiences of LGBTQIA+ people who have attended UIC over the years. Starting with alumni and cultural workers, the project continues to expand. UIC students have collected a few dozen interviews over the past few years. We hope that by collecting these stories we are bringing generations closer together and revealing the role of UIC in informing personal journeys and shaping social justice movement work.

We’re sharing a few excerpts of the interviews with you here.

Interview with Alumni Jamie Scheid on Privilege

Duration: 3min 12s

 

 Interview with first GSC employee Jacob Mueller on Activism

Duration: 1min 39s

 

Interview with Alumni Laurel Wright on Diversity

Duration: 1min 16s

 

Interview with Alumni Eddie Del Real on Perception

Duration: 3min 15s