The AAO’s Professional Development Committee presents
Safe Spaces for BIPOC 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 archivists who identify as Black, Indigenous, and people of colour (BIPOC).
Date: Friday, November 26th, 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 moderator:
Tamara Rayan is a Palestinian settler, ARL/SAA Mosaic Fellow, and recent University of Toronto Masters of Information Studies graduate specializing in archives and records management. Anti-racist action and BIPOC representation within the archive has always been at the forefront of her archival work. She is the former co-chair for the UofT iSchool's Diversity Working Group and is a current Steering Committee Member of the Society of American Archivists - Archivists and Archives of Color Section. Her research interests are focused on the ways in which minority and marginalized groups document and preserve their cultural heritage in the face of social pressure, colonialism, assimilation, and political oppression.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions and any requests for accommodation.