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Panel: Community-Driven Archives Initiative: BIPOC and Queer Solidarity and Collective Power

July 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0

PANEL: Community-Driven Archives Initiative: BIPOC and Queer Solidarity and Collective Power

Please register in advance for this session:  https://asu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HtDkc5eJRpOyHsSGrWxa0w

After registering you will receive a confirmation email with details about joining the meeting.

Speakers:

  • Alex Soto – Assistant Librarian, Labriola National American Indian Data Center, Arizona State University (ASU) Library
  • Nancy Godoy – Associate Archivist, Chicano/a Research Collection, and Interim Head of Archives, Arizona State University (ASU) Library
  • Jessica Salow, Project Archivist, Community-Driven Archives Initiative, Arizona State University (ASU) Library
  • Lourdes Pereira (Hia-Ced O’odham and Yoeme), ASU Student Archivist, Labriola National American Indian Data Center, Arizona State University (ASU) Library

Accessibility details:

We’ll be using zoom to record our panel presentation. We’ll make sure the recording and powerpoint presentation meets ADA requirements.

Abstract:

Archival repositories in America, especially in Arizona, are dominated by white narratives that promote white supremacy, settler colonialism, and dehumanize Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) who have lived on this land for centuries. The Community-Driven Archives (CDA) Initiative and Labriola National American Indian Data Center at Arizona State University (ASU) Library is actively addressing inequities and erasure by empowering BIPOC and Queer communities through educational workshops and events. We promote life-long learning by showing people how to preserve their own history for future generations and create intergenerational and intersectional safe spaces that encourage community healing, acknowledge historical trauma, and begin to change patterns of anti-blackness, racism, homophobia, and transphobia, all products of colonialism within BIPOC and Queer communities.

Moving beyond archival theory, this presentation will share our lived experiences as BIPOC and/or Queer archivists at a predominately white academic institution as well as how we are decolonizing archives by promoting solidarity, equity, justice, and sovereignty. Our CDA teams and community members are challenging the way historical records are created, redefining what an archive is, what should be included, who should have access, and how cultural protocols influence community archives. We seek to show how academic institutions can center community needs and knowledge, implement CDA theory and practice, and dismantle power structures that dehumanize BIPOC and Queer communities.

Will this session be recorded for the AERI2021 Youtube channel? Yes

Details

Date:
July 16
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0
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