Bridge Building, Intersectionality and Inclusion
This panel seeks to open a discussion of the importance of storytelling as a means to promoting positive self-perceptions of well-being. It focuses on how the knowledge and tools of two Latino academics opened a path to document their own family history. The panel provides a snapshot of the current activities and conversations between family members including their 91-year-old Mexican American mother. The presentation focuses on how images, music and food provided prompts to reflect upon and reconfigure their life histories. It captures the importance of conversation, storytelling, and social; media as powerful tools of remembering. It discusses the usefulness of blogs in organizing and sharing life history narratives. It also argues that public libraries can provide physical and learning spaces, and tools, that promote and share Latino/a memories.