By R. Eguia

The Esperanza Peace and Justice Center will host several oral history training workshops this summer.

Readers are invited to to at- tend the training this Thurs- day at Our Lady of Guada- lupe Parish Hall (1321 El Paso st.) from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.The workshops are free and open to the community.

Participants will learn how to collect oral histories and can ask questions about how to conduct interviews. They will also learn how to use the audio recording equipment provided by the center.

Upon successful completion of the train- ing program, par- ticipants will be eligible to check out a portable oral history kit to col- lect oral histories in the community.

The oral histories will become part of the Esperanza Cen- ter’s digital history collection and will help to preserve Westside San An- tonio history. The workshop is free and open to com- munity.