Our Process

The I-10 Witness Project gathers stories through personal interviews with individuals and members of organizations. We travel to schools, medical clinics, community and government meetings, trailer parks, and even catch people on the street. Each interviewee is given a copy of their interview in a CD format along with a digital photo of themselves at the time of our meeting. We hope this audio recording can serve as an artifact of personal and familial history for years to come.

Although we may not get a chance to interview you and you may not have sophisticated audio recording devices at your disposal, we encourage you to take the time to document your story and the stories of your loved ones. Use an old tape recorder, a typewriter, or grab a trusty pen and paper and mark your experience for all time. So much has been lost in this disaster and we believe that our collective stories can help guide us to a more equitable and prosperous future.

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The I-10 Witness continues to interview New Orleans residents about their storm related experiences. In conjunction with Xavier University's Department of Communications, we recently completed several rounds of interviews at St. Dominic's Church in Lakeview, Mary Queen of Vietnam Church in New Orleans East and the Uptown Shepard's Center. This week we will also continue to collect stories in Gert Town. Last month, we we're proud to collaborate with Mourning Line Productions and the 78th Street Theater in Manhattan, NY for our first public installation of these narratives. The show was seen by several New Yorkers who continue to visit our website. It is our hope that these types of events can keep this story alive in the hearts and minds of people throughout this country. As always, if you or anyone you know is interested in recording their story or helping to gather stories please contact us through the site as we would be happy to meet with you at your convenience.