Collecting and preserving local history requires trust, openness and self-awareness between cultural institutions and communities. “Archiving and Preserving Black Local History” is a 2-day workshop that will focus on building and strengthening partnerships that center the perspectives and needs of creators and preservers of cultural heritage. In an open forum with community members, librarians, and archivists, this workshop will cover archiving Black history and culture, capacity limitations, and non-custodial models. Participants are welcome to attend one or both sessions. Steven G. Fullwood, co-founder of the Nomadic Archivists Project (NAP), will lead the interactive workshop. NAP is an international initiative that bridges the gap between content creators, institutions, and archival practice.
Part 2: The Politics of Preserving and Archiving Black Cultural Heritage
April 19, 2021
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
A workshop for librarians and archivists interested in building their local Black history collections in ethical, equitable ways.
Librarians, archivists, local history makers and interested individuals can attend one or both workshops, as subjects discussed impact cultural institutions and the communities they serve. In both sessions, the facilitator will emphasize that trust and transparency is germane in building and enhancing relationships between memory institutions and their communities.
10 am – Introduction to topic
11 am – Discussion about strategies and resources
1 pm – 2 pm – Lunch break
2 pm – 3 pm – Vision planning
3 pm – 4 pm – Critical takeaways, feedback
Find out more about this two-part series: https://rrlc.org/2021/03/18/archiving-preserving-black-local-history-a-two-part-webinar-series/