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This interview was conducted as part of the workshop between the Social Justice Leadership Academy program, part of Kite’s Nest, and Oral History Summer School.
Jason O’Brien will be attending 8th grade next year. He talks about attending school in the Hudson region, education, moving to the Claverack area and the dynamic between students of color and white teachers.
The interview also focuses on O’Brien moving from Hudson to Claverack and the differences he notes between the two regions. In addition, Jason O’Brien talks about his parents, their rules and parenting styles and his favorite activities and pets.
This interview will be of particular interest to people interested in youth, adolescence, race and identity and public education in the area.
This interview is hereby made available for research purposes only. For additional uses (radio and other media, music, internet), please click here to inquire about permissions.
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