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Thursday, August 15 • 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Forum: Memory and Power: How Diversifying the Archives Can Help Us Welcome the Future

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Archives have long represented the privileged in society. The preservation of this exclusionary "past" continues to legitimize the dominance of those in society with power and access. But demographic trends demonstrate that the future of the United States will instead reflect a global diversity. This demands that we diversify the archives so that we represent and understand society more completely, rather than be haunted by silences. Two alternatives for community memory building through public engagement illustrate this: eBlackCU.net and CUwiki.net. This forum talk will elaborate on these projects and others and provide a framework for planning to launch new initiatives to diversify the archival record.(This forum sponsored by the SAA Diversity Committee and the Archivists and Archives of Color Roundtable.)


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avatar for Abdul Alkalimat(McWorter)

Abdul Alkalimat(McWorter)

Professor of African American Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


Thursday August 15, 2013 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Grand Ballroom C

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