How Can We Do Better? Creating a More Just and Inclusive Future. Program 3
Power and Oppression in the Archive: Building a Diverse Historical Record Through Oral History
Archives preserve the past for future generations to better understand their collective histories. But whose voices are recorded, and whose are left out? Join Queens Memory and Queens College Library for a discussion of power, representation, and inclusion in archives, and how we can more accurately and comprehensively document our communities and institutions. The program will focus on two CUNY initiatives which aim to diversify and expand the archival record through oral history: the SEEK History Project at Queens College and Raising Ourselves Up at Bronx Community College.
All are welcome to attend. This program will be broadcast live on the Queens Memory Facebook Main Page: https://www.facebook.com/queensmemory/
Moderated by James Lowry, PhD. Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, Queens College, CUNY.
Panelists will include:
Obden Mondesir, Queens College Outreach Archivist.
Cynthia Tobar, Bronx Community College Archivist.
This program is sponsored by the Center for Ethnic, Racial, and Religious Understanding [CERRU], Queens Memory COVID-19 Project of Queens College and Queens Public Library, the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK Program, and the Queens College Black Latinx Faculty Staff Association [BLFSA].