Back to Recollective: Independent Archives Week 2018/2019

Panel 2: How to Build a Responsive Community Archive

Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Full Circle Studios, with Dr. Anne Murphy, Melanie Hardbattle, and Dr. Glenn Deer

Who gets to be remembered? Who must fight not to be forgotten? Community Archives from South Asian and other communities are a unique resource for artists, scholars, and the community at large. Indispensable as sites for creating self knowledge within a community, they also offer an indispensable space for creativity and critical scholarship. And yet, community archives from traditionally/still racialized and marginalized communities are in danger of being lost due to neglect, under funding, and lack of resources. This panel linked scholars and activists who rely on the preservation of these vulnerable materials to explore intersecting histories of race, migration, power, and memory.