The AAO’s Professional Development Committee presents
Braver Spaces for LGBTQ2S+ Archivists
The Braver Space virtual sessions are safe spaces set aside and reserved for archives workers and records managers from historically excluded groups in our profession to connect with one another in an informal, participant-driven environment.
These sessions are open to students, emerging, and established professionals, as well as those working in volunteer and activist roles. Note that this space is only open to lesbian, gay, biexual, trangender, queer, two-spirited, and sexual or gender minorities identifying (LGBTQ2S+) archivists.
Date: Friday, May 14, 2021, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
Location: Online via Zoom
Recording: These sessions will not be recorded.
Registration: FREE (AAO members, student members, and non-members)
This meeting is 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.
About the moderators: 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.
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