The AAO’s Professional Development Committee presents
Safe Spaces for LGBTQ2S+ Archivists
These virtual sessions are spaces set aside and reserved for LGBTQ2S+ archivists in our profession to connect and meet with one another in an informal, participant-driven environment.
Note that these spaces are only open to LGBTQ2S+ archivists. Allies may want to review the list of anti-racism educational resources compiled by the AAO. For more information about why safe spaces are needed, see Blackwell, Kelsey, “Why People of Color Need Spaces Without White People,” the Arrow, 9 August 2018.
Meetings are governed by the AAO’s Code of Conduct as well as a guideline of confidentiality. It is essential that all participants agree to keep confidential the identities of individual participants and any names that may be mentioned during their time together, as well as any attributed specific comments. Agreement about this point is required.
Wednesday, 23 September 2020, 1:00-2:00 pm
Thursday, 26 November 2020, 1:00-2:00 pm
Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 1:00-2:00 pm
Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 1:00-2:00 pm
About the moderator: Krista McCraken (they/them) is a non-binary, queer archivist and public historian. Since 2010, they have worked at Algoma University’s Arthur A. Wishart Library and Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre, in Baawating (Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario) on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe and Métis people. Krista’s research interests include community archives, Residential Schools, access, and outreach. Krista is passionate about creating spaces for LGBTQ2S+ community building and gender inclusion in the workplace. When not working they can be found drinking tea, embroidering, watching Doctor Who, and editing Wikipedia.
Recording: These sessions will not be recorded.
Registration: $0 (AAO members, student members, non-members).
Maximum of 45 participants per session.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions.