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Building Solidarity: Supporting Community Organizations through Archival Pr...

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Building Solidarity: Supporting Community Organizations through Archival Practice

For the past several decades, community archives such as the Lesbian Herstory Archives, Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project, and the Freedom Archives have been important sites of self-determination, memory, and inspiration for historically disenfranchised communities. In recent years, archivists and information workers have become increasingly interested in using their professional skills to support these projects. This workshop will discuss what community archives are and why they are important.

We will review key scholars, discuss ethical considerations, and explore the effects of privilege in this work. Key tools and techniques, such as records management, DIY digitization stations, and non-hierarchical practice will be examined. In the afternoon, we will partner with local NYC organization Asian American Arts Alliance to create a thoughtful plan for the long-term stewardship of their records. Participants will leave the workshop with a theoretical grounding in the current activist and professional conversations around community archives, knowledge about how LIS professionals can support this work, suggestions for practical tools, and experience putting these tools into practice.

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  • A pen and paper or personal laptop for notetaking


About our instructors:

Anjali Goyal is an arts administrator and has worked with various community-based arts nonprofits for the past 15 years. She is currently the Development Manager at the Asian American Arts Alliance in Brooklyn, NY.

Marie Lascu is a graduate of NYU's Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program. She has been a member of the XFR Collective since 2015, and works as the audiovisual archivist for Crowing Rooster Arts, a media non-profit that has spent more than 20 years documenting the arts and political struggles of Haiti.

Maggie Schreiner is an archivist at the Brooklyn Historical Society, and has been a volunteer with Interference Archive and Librarians and Archivists with Palestine since 2013. She is a graduate of NYU's Archives and Public History program.



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