Virtual Residency Speakers

Project STAND and the AUC Woodruff Library will host a one-week virtual residency on September 13-17. The residency will invite six individuals to serve in a cohort to create an online educational resource as part of an Archiving Student Activism toolkit. The cohort aims to include a cross-section of information professionals, memory workers, scholars, professors, historians, and others interested in the ethical documentation of student activism in marginalized communities. A cohort of six will focus on building an educational resource geared toward building an ecosystem of care, including knowledge sharing and collaborative learning between a network of information professionals who have expressed an interest and commitment to ethically engaging with student organizers. The theme for our first residency is: Archiving in Black: Student Organizing at HBCU’s and Cross-Cultural Movements. The residency will center the voices of members from HBCUs. HBCUs have a series of unique opportunities and challenges regarding documenting student organizers that will be explored. However, this residency will unpack themes that are widely applicable to the BIPOC community. There is still time to apply to be considered for the first cohort. Please complete this (application) for consideration. You have until June 30, 2021. Below are the speakers and facilitators for the virtual residency.  

Archiving in Black: Student Organizing at HBCU’s and Cross-Cultural Movements


                                Holly Smith

Holly A. Smith serves as the College Archivist at Spelman College. Previously she served as African American Materials Specialist in the Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (More)

Dr. Katherine Wheatle

Katherine Wheatle, Ph.D. is the strategy officer for federal policy and equity, an independent, private foundation in Indianapolis that is committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all. Based in Lumina’s office in Washington, D.C., Dr. Wheatle supports the development and advancement of the foundation’s federal policy priorities to increase education attainment and affordability. (More)


                 Dr. Clarissa Myrick-Harris

Dr. Clarissa Myrick-Harris is Chair of the Humanities Division and Professor of Africana Studies at Morehouse College. She  was previously Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences (the first woman academic dean at Morehouse), and later Associate Provost for Pedagogical and Curricular Initiatives for the institution. (More)

                       DeLisa Minor Harris

DeLisa Minor Harris is a Fisk alumna who returned in 2016 to serve her alma mater after completing her master’s degree at the University of North Texas and after spending four years with the Nashville Public Library. Connecting students, faculty and staff, researchers, scholars, and the Nashville community to the many historical collection holdings of Fisk University has been Ms. Minor Harris’s top priority. (More)

                    Dr. M. Bahati Kuumba

M. Bahati Kuumba Ph.D., is a scholar-activist who holds the positions of Professor of Comparative Women’s Studies and Associate Director of the Women’s Research and Resource Center (WRRC) at Spelman College. She is also the co-founding faculty facilitator of the Toni Cade Bambara Scholars/Writers/Activists, a student-engagement project of the Women’s Center. (More)

                    Dr. Lopez D. Matthews

Lopez D. Matthews Jr., PhD, is the manager of the Digital Production Center and Digital Production Librarian for the Howard University Libraries and the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Coppin State and Bowie State Universities where he teaches courses in African American, United States and World History. (More)

Student Speakers

                               Zoe Bambara

Activist and Atlanta native Zoe Bambara has long held the role of defending and upholding the rights of everyone, even though just turning 19-years old earlier this year. She recently led the charge to organize the downtown Atlanta march to protest the killings of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, among many others Bambara has committed to firmly stand for the rights of all oppressed (More)

                   Marjorie Justine Antonio

Marjorie Justine Antonio (she/they) is a queer Filipinx American curator and arts organizer at the University of Maryland. Antonio is a dual BA candidate in History and American Studies, with an emphasis on Asian American studies and Art History. Oral history, archival work, ethnography are her primary research methodologies. (More)

                               Jackie Liu

Jackie Liu is a rising senior double majoring in Neurobiology & Physiology and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies with a minor in Asian American Studies. Originally from Frederick, MD, Jackie is currently on the pre-medical track with the hopes of one day becoming a physician-scientist, thereby combining efforts towards clinical research, health policy, and patient care. (More)

                           Tiana Williams

Tiana Williams is a Master’s Student in the Cinema and Media Studies Division of the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. Her research and interests center on carceral and media studies, archives, oral histories and the practice of non-fiction storytelling for social and political change. Tiana works to facilitate discussions around community-based archiving and the process of enacting liberatory memory work. (More)

                              Kayla Smith

Kayla M. Smith is committed to serving as a global change agent through community building
rooted in storytelling and cultural art exchanges. Born and raised in Stone Mountain, Georgia,
Kayla is a graduating senior International Studies major with a concentration in Diplomacy at
Spelman College in Atlanta, GA. She has studied abroad in Antigua and Barbuda for six months
and in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, in which she discovered her passion for gaining proximity to
truths through an arts lens rooted in research, writing, and civic engagement. (More)

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