The AAO’s Professional Development Committee presents
Safe Spaces for Archivists with Intersectional Identities
These virtual sessions are spaces set aside and reserved for archivists with intersectional identities to connect and meet with one another in an informal, participant-driven environment.
Note that these sessions are only open to BIPOC, LGBTQ2S+, and archivists with disabilities. 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, 21 October 2020, 1:00-2:00 pm
Wednesday, 24 March 2021, 1:00-2:00 pm
About the moderator:
Magnus Berg (he/they) is a digital archivist, queer transman with invisible disabilities, and white settler who resides on the unceded shared territory of the Mastqui First Nation and Sumas First Nation. They have worked with heritage collections at Visual Studies Workshop, The ArQuives (formerly The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives), Ryerson University, The GLBT Historical Society Archives & Museum, the University of British Columbia - Okanagan, Western University, and the South Asian Studies Institute at the University of the Fraser Valley. They also serve as Co-Chair of the LGBT Committee for the Association of Moving Image Archivists. Magnus is currently pursuing a Master of Library and Information Science at Western University and previously received their Master of Arts in Film + Photography Preservation and Collections Management at Ryerson University.
Recording: These sessions will not be recorded.
Registration: $0 (AAO members, student members, non-members). Maximum of 45 participants per session.
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