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Diversifying the Digital
UCLA/UC-Riverside Hosted Community Archives Forum At UCLA
Graduate School of Education and Information Studies (GSEIS), Room 111
This forum will focus on defining community archives, specifically the ways community archives define themselves. Community archives are diverse in several ways, including the ethnic, racial, cultural and gender communities they represent, as well as by size, organizational structure, and/or collaborative efforts. This forum will be an opportunity to introduce the public to the diverse types of community archives that exist in the United States and to learn about their history, work, challenges and possibilities. It will be a vital first step in laying the groundwork for developing effective, collaborative, and sustainable networks that can support their needs and growth. Presenters are managers of community archives, community archives consortia or partnerships, archivists, and scholars whose work focuses primarily on community archives.
Diversifying the Digital Historical Record is a collaborative project, partners of which include the Amistad Research Center, Mukurtu, Shorefront Legacy, South Asian American Digital Project, and the Inland Memories Project of the University of California – Riverside.
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The forum will be livestreamed and we will encourage Twitter conversation using the hashtag #DDHR1. The other three forums will use the hashtag #DDHR2, #DDHR3, #DDHR4.
Welcome and Introductions
Michelle Caswell and Bergis Jules
Jarrett Drake, Princeton University/ A People’s Archive of Police Violence in Cleveland
Jen LaBarbera, Lambda Archives, San Diego
“Out of the Box: How Community Archivists Can Engage and Inspire Today’’s Activists”
Roundtable Panel 1
Defining Community Archives: In the Academy and On the Ground
Anne Gilliland, UCLA (via Skype)
Thuy Vo Dang, UC-Irvine Southeast Asia Archive
Yusef Omowale, Southern California Library
Roundtable Panel 2
Local and Regional Perspectives of Community Archives
Charles and Pauline Brown, Compton 125 Historical Society
Sharon Sekhon, Studio for Southern California History
Amanda Wixon, Sherman Indian Museum
Roundtable Panel 3
Community Archives Users and Builders
Samip Mallick, South Asian American Digital Archive
Kim Christen, Mukurtu
Michelle Caswell, UCLA/ South Asian American Digital Archive
Roundtable Panel 4
Local, Regional, and National Networks of Community Archives: Let’s Start the Conversation
Bergis Jules, UC-Riverside
Christopher Harter, Amistad Research Center
Dino Robinson, Shorefront Legacy
Closing Discussion and Next Steps