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Project STAND acknowledges the influence of the Black organizing tradition as the touchstone that has impacted social movements within other marginalized communities. However, activism in historically oppressed groups has many nuances unique to specific lived experiences, but we are ALL on the same quest for liberation.”
What We Do
Create a community for thoughtful discourse on the ethical documentation of student activism in marginalized communities
Develop and distribute a suite of educational resources to assist student organizers and archivists/memory workers in documenting activism in vulnerable communities
Assist in enhancing the discoverability and visibility of histories of student organizing in historically underdocumented student populations
Assist in broadly impacting the archival profession by prompting a shift in collecting priorities and increase engagement with with student organizers
Project STAND Celebrates its 5th Anniversary
Project STAND just turned 5 years old in 2022. See what our members and contributers have to say about the impact of this consortia!
Project STAND 5 Year Anniversary
Our Mission & Approach
Project STAND is a radical grassroots archival consortia project between colleges and universities around the country; to create a centralized digital space highlighting analog and digital collections emphasizing student activism in marginalized communities. Project STAND aims to foster ethical documentation of contemporary and past social justice movements in underdocumented student populations. STAND advocates for collections by collaborating with educators to provide pedagogical support, create digital resources, hosts workshops and forums for students, information professionals, academics, technologists, humanists, etc. interested in building communities with student organizers and their allies, leading to sustainable relationships, and inclusive physical and digital spaces of accountability, diversity, and equity.
In 2018 Project STAND received a $92,000 grant from IMLS. In 2021 Project STAND received a $750,000 grant from The Andrew Mellon Foundation.
Collections assessments received from 59 institutions.
Approximately 5051 linear feet of archival material.
Project STAND has a total membership of 89 institutions and contributors across the country
There are a total of 12 student activism topics that include African American/Civil Rights, Vietnam/Anti-War, Women’s Rights, LGBTQ+, Asian American, and Latinx
There are 238 collections that are born digital/digitized (either fully or in part)
Project STAND has given out over $80,000 in microgrants for digital projects to Fisk, Howard University, Tulane, South Carolina state, University of Colorado and Kentucky.
Project STAND has been active for 5 years and celebrates it’s 5th year anniversary this year.