Kevin Farkas is the Founder and Director of The Social Voice Project. He is also the originator and producer of numerous creative audio and oral history projects, including the Veteran Voices Initiative, Life Story Minute, The First Responders Oral History Initiative, Voices of Change, Life Stories for Educators, and Sonic Essay|Pittsburgh. Kevin also created The Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Project, an innovative transmedia partnership with The Veterans Breakfast Club and StartPoint Media, Inc.
Kevin co-founded The Tuskegee Airmen of Pittsburgh Oral History Project along with Regis Bobonis Sr. of the Tuskegee Airmen Memorial of Greater Pittsburgh, Inc. In 2011 he and The Social Voice Project were chosen to represent Pennsylvania as a featured partner with StoryCorps' National Day of Listening—as heard on National Public Radio. Kevin has also received international recognition from Create Your Life Story, Australia's leading life story resource organization and Italy's Memoro Project, an innovative internationalist life story advocate.
After serving in the US Navy, Kevin hiked the Appalachian Trail, taught in universities throughout the US and the Navajo Nation, and he served as corporate director of training and certified IPC instructor in the electronics manufacturing industry. He graduated summa cum laude from New Mexico Highlands University, where he received a BA and MA in English (Language, Rhetoric, and Composition). His doctoral research studies at Penn State University included sociolinguistics, ethnography of literacy, and critical pedagogy.
Kevin lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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