There has been a lot of discussion about social justice, documenting social movements, and how this can relate to diversity, outreach, and advocacy. Thus, we want to revisit some of the issues that were brought up at the 2015 Diversity Forum in Cleveland, discuss what has happened since then, and see what this the future of these efforts.
Note: The chat will take place at 1 PM EST / 12 PM CST on Tuesday, April 26th.
The discussion will include:
Nadia Ghasedi (@lowvisghasedi), Associate University Librarian at Washington University in St. Louis
Bergis Jules (@BergisJules), University Archivist at UC Riverside
Stacie Williams (@Wribrarian), Learning Lab Manager and Curator of Architectural History at University of Kentucky – Special Collections Research Center
Jarrett Drake (@jmddrake), Digital Archivist at Princeton University
Sofia Becerra-Licha (@sbecerralicha), Archivist at Berklee College of Music
- Discuss DocNow’s progress and what it aims to do moving forward?
- What happened after the Cleveland project and how can this be a model for other cities? Regional component?
- What should archivists be aware of when they want to document current activities?
- What are some differences you’ve observed between say a sizable/large institution doing this type of project versus a small group of interested archivists?
- What lessons can be learned from the past in documenting the Modern Civil Rights Movement?
- What social issues need to be documented?
Chicago State University Archives and Special Collections