The Atlanta University Center (AUC) Robert W. Woodruff Library and Project STAND are pleased to announce the recipients of the Digital Flowers Shout Out (DFSO) Micro-grant Initiative. The DFSO Micro-grants are intended to recognize student organizers who have held institutions and communities accountable over a long history of racism, inequality, and injustices by sharing their stories broadly with the world while “giving them their flowers.” Micro-grants awarded by the AUC Woodruff Library and Project STAND will support organizations and institutions in making the histories and contributions of Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) student activists and their organizations accessible through digitization projects totaling up to $80,000. The awardees’ projects range in scope and provide increased awareness of essential accounts of activists – documenting various themes such as protests and demonstrations, cross-cultural collaborations, traditions, inter-generational dialog, and many others. (Awardees)
Through the generosity of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the partners in the “Building Capacity in the Ethical Documentation and Archiving of Student Activism in BIPOC Communities” project are providing micro-grants to aid the recipients in a variety of ways, including supporting vendor costs for digitizing records, hiring project staff, supplying basic preservation needs, securing subscriptions for digital platforms, and acquiring the necessary equipment.
Check out the Videos from our inaugural One week residency
The one-week residency included student activists, archivists, and memory workers who discussed activism at HBCUs and the differences in documenting and making accessible the social justice movements at these institutions. Guest speakers also engaged in discussion about the protests of 2020 and cross-cultural organizing.