Our Oral History Series!
2020 marks the thirteenth anniversary
of the GICS
Oral History Series, which has
become the touchstone of our community
programs. It grew from Dr. Gerlind’s
passion for interviewing Holocaust
survivors whose stories were at risk
of being lost. Inspired by their lives,
the Gerlind Institute continues to
bring unforgettable speakers from in
and outside our Bay Area community.
We have witnessed their voices and
stories, and have been transformed.
We are incredibly grateful to every
speaker, co-sponsor, and audience participant
from the past ten years!
Through the dedicated volunteer
work of the Gerlind Institute team, especially JB, Loren Norman,
and many others, GICS has hosted 50 Oral Histories since 2007—no small
feat for a grassroots organization such
as ours, which relies completely on community
Despite all the work that
goes into organizing each event, admission remains
accessible, as we want everyone to participate.
No one is turned away for lack of funds. The Series
is primarily funded through income from
the GICS teaching
program, memberships, and
donations. With the generosity of volunteers, participants
of whom have donated their honoraria—we
have been able to sustain our Series.
We are calling on you, our community,
to support your Series through your generosity,
as we hope you benefit directly, or indirectly,
through Gerlind Institute’s
educational services. Please help secure
History Series' sustainability by becoming
a GICS member in 2021. Visit www.gerlindinstitute.org/membership.html,
here. You can also make a tax-deductible
donation. Visit www.gerlindinstitute.org/donate.html,
or click here.
Your act of generosity, whether large or
small, will build fiscal stability and enable us to create more unique programming.
We will apply your donation
to the costs of upcoming events.
We are grateful for any amount you
are kindly willing to give and your continued support as
a GICS community member! We look forward to welcoming you to an