Documenting Student Activism NOW

Host Institution: AUC Woodruff Library, Exhibition Hall

City: Atlanta, Georgia

Date: February 21, 2019

Time: 8:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m.

1st Panel: TBA

2nd Panel: TBA

3rd Panel: Holly Smith, College Archivist, Spelman College, Bergis Jules, DocNow Community Lead, Ed Summers, DocNow Technical Lead

Keynote: Dr. Meredith Evans, SAA President, Dir. Jimmy Carter Presidential Library

Description: The first forum in this four-part series will begin with a dialogue that assesses the significance of documenting student activists within contemporary movements of social injustice impacting marginalized communities and with those directly engaging in this work—student activists. The first symposium will be composed of three panels, primarily student leaders from various intersectionalities, who will provide the context into why they have taken on activist labor and the challenges surrounding this role in academic structures. The forum will also include information professionals from academia, traditional libraries, and community archives, who will underscore issues of privacy, preservation, access, and sustainability in documenting student activism. Each forum will conclude with two-paper presentations and a review of Project STAND’s initiatives meant to democratize archives in academic spaces.

Call For Papers (CFP) 

Cost: Free and Open to the Public (Space is  limited)

Hashtag: #STANDSymposiumAUC


A limited number of travel grants will be available!!


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