File 01SO - Interview with Carlos Sosa

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Interview with Carlos Sosa

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3.82 GB of digital records.

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Oral History interview (00h 54mm 40ss) with Carlos Sosa conducted remotely by Emily McPherson in Winnipeg Manitoba, 2021. Interview is indexed and fully transcribed.

Emily McPherson interviews Carlos Sosa about his experience as a participant in disability rights activism and advocacy. The interview begins with Sosa telling detailing his family history and some childhood memories; he then discusses his early experiences in the school system and the pressure he felt to pursue a trade rather than attend university. Speaks about beginning to participate in activism, involvement in the New Democratic Party, and mentorship by the late Jack Layton. He details some of the activist projects that he has been a part of such as the efforts to save the Kelvin Community Centre, affordable university tuition, and efforts to ensure the operation of public services such a libraries and swimming pools. Sosa describes his current work at the CBC and his own experiences with disability and the stigma surrounding it. He discusses his initial perceptions of the MLPD, his involvement in the organization, as well as his choice to create an oral history project based on that organization. The interview concludes with Sosa connecting the human rights movement to oral history and commenting on the impact of the pandemic on the most vulnerable in society.

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This is 1 of 1 interview Files in the Carlos Sosa Interview Series of the MLPD Collection. Although it was conducted after the conclusion of the Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities Oral History Project, it is a complement to the original series.

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  • English

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All original recordings and documents are held at the Oral History Centre Archive.

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The interview is also available in video format, as recorded in ZenCastr. An audio only version of this interview is available online.

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Duplication of records is prohibited without prior permission granted by the Oral History Centre.

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Created August 19, 2022.

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  • English

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