Power and Oppression in the Archive: Building a Diverse Historical Record through Oral History

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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 Libraries 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.

This program is the last panel in our 3-part series, titled “How Can We Do Better? Creating a More Just and Inclusive Future.”

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).


Nov 17 2020


4:00 pm - 5:30 pm