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Archiving BIPOC Life and Culture

January 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Free

Chronicling Resistance invited a cohort of local activists, cultural organizers, and artists to the same Philadelphia archives that have historically excluded their voices and perspectives. They found enough for a vast exhibition, but there’s only so much an exhibition can hold. Join us as a cross-generational panel of memory workers, activists, and archivists who are preserving untold stories in traditional and nontraditional ways discuss the joys and challenges of their work. How do today’s memory workers define an archive? What stories have value to them and to us? How do they keep sacred stories safe but also accessible? How do they navigate finding, recording, and sharing histories of violence? Panelists include Germaine Ingram, Shinjoo Cho, Li Sumpter, and Tafari Robertson; discussion moderated by Samantha Hill.

Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023

6:00 pm

Parkway Central Library, Room 25 (Ground Floor)

 

Chronicling Resistance: The Exhibition reveals what eight local activists, cultural organizers, and artists unearthed when they dug deeply into the same Philadelphia archives that have historically excluded their voices and perspectives. Through archival items, rare books, oral histories, and original artwork, Chronicling Resistance counters the systemic erasure of Black, Brown, and LGBTQ+ people from the historical record, breaks silences, and uncovers new ways of understanding and enacting resistance. See this dynamic and unique exhibition now through Jan. 31, 2023.

Chronicling Resistance has been generously supported by the Mellon Foundation and The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, with additional support and collaboration with the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries.

Details

Date:
January 10
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://libwww.freelibrary.org/calendar/event/118646
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