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SisterStory Oral History Project Celebration, May 4, at Caldwell University

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Caldwell, N.J., April 26, 2016 – Caldwell University will celebrate its SisterStory Oral History Project at noon Wednesday, May 4, in the reference room in the Jennings Library on campus. The event is free and open to the public.

The Caldwell University SisterStory Oral History Project is part of the national SisterStory campaign aimed at raising awareness about Catholic sisters. Caldwell was founded by the Sisters of St. Dominic of Caldwell.

The event will celebrate six sisters of St. Dominic of Caldwell who are participating in the project and showcase the work they and their student partners have done on the Oral History Project. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear about the student and sister experiences and to see poster presentations, the oral history website and blogs, and the creative student projects.

Caldwell faculty Dr. Marie Mullaney and Professor Rachel Carey and Assistant to the President for Special Projects Dr. Nancy J. Becker have been leading the project and working with the students.

“The stories of Catholic sisters are an integral part of the history of the United States, and the contributions of Caldwell Dominicans are an important part of that legacy,” said Becker. Through the Oral History Project, participating students have gained insight into the lives “of six remarkable women and created an archival record that will help document the impact sisters have had on society,” she said.

To find out more about the project, go to https://www.sisterstory.org/.

To listen to the Caldwell University Conversations podcast on Caldwell’s Sister Story project, go to https://www.caldwell.edu/media-relations/caldwell-university-conversations/sisterstory-oral-history-project