Grandmother Power! Oral History Project


May 21st 11am-12:30pm, Microsoft Teams

What thoughts, dreams or choices did my grandmother make – when she was my age? How has the world changed in her lifetime? What can I learn from her?Grandmother Power! oral history project will feature multicultural stories between grandmothers and their grandchildren in Kentucky. The conversations will amplify the power of intergenerational connections, cultural knowledge, and reflection about gender equity issues across time with project participants.  The Women's Center's project will be a collaboration with the UofL Ekstrom Library's Oral History Center & UofL Digital Media Suite

Dear Grandmother Power Participants: 

 Thank you for your interest in the GrandmotherPower! (GP) oral history projectThe purpose of this project at the Women’s Center is for event participants: 

  • To connect to the power of storytelling for gender equity. 

  • To describe the critical role of healthy relationship-building for family wellness, community leadership and cultural transmission. 

  • To honor the wisdom, beauty, and positive transformations in aging. 

  • To have fun with their loved ones. 


 Grandchildren will interview their grandmother with a pre-made questionnaire at a scheduled time at UofL’s Digital Media Suite studios during the summer of 2024. The interview will take approximately 30-60 minutes – with additional time allocated for parking and an introduction to the studio setting.You may withdraw from the interview at any time. 

 The interview will be videotaped, audiotaped, transcribed, and made available for public use and educational purposes at the UofL University Libraries Oral History Centerwebsite. The original recordings and copies will be housed at the Women’s Center’s YouTube channel. If you have questions about the research project or procedures, you can contact Mrs. Phyllis Webb, program coordinator and GP program event lead at 502.852.7715 or Additionally, you can learn more about the Women’s Center here 


 After the completion of your submission, someone from the Women’s Center’s team will contact you to schedule an interview soon. 

 Thank you again for your interest and we are excited about your participation to capture the important conversation between loved ones.