– understand South Asian lives as multilayered, beyond just looking at race
– learn about South Asian narratives, struggles, and challenges
– explore the differences between and across people in Peel
– learn about conducting oral histories and the significance of understanding them
– be a part of the storytelling of South Asian lives
– tell some of our own stories as South Asians
– listen to the stories of the unheard
– practice oral history so as to enhance our understanding of culture and the genre of history itself
– grapple with how South Asians relate and find belonging to/within their community

– how to ask questions that probe the intersectional experiences of our narrators
– that everyone has a story to tell, no matter how big or small they may be, no matter how mundane or grand they may seem
– interviewing is subjective, active, and an engaged process
– the importance of telling our own stories
– that we need to listen and make connections between and across storiesĀ 
– how to recognize our assumptions and be conscious of them when asking and receiving narrations
– oral histories are vital, and provide glimpses into who we are, what we do, and why we do it