This conversation engages one of folklore's foundational tasks: the recording, archiving, and sharing of the diversity of experiences and points of view that shape human experience. Modeling the practice of collaboration they advocate for the folklorist/documentarian, the authors Selina Morales and Maribel Alvarez explore through conversation a pedagogy of documentation from a critical racial justice lens. Moving across a spectrum from family stories to public folklore projects and reflecting on their deep roots in community organizing, they draw attention to the dynamics of power that impact whose stories are told and which assumptions of disciplinary knowledge are applied to theorizing documentation practices.

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