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The AAO’s Professional Development Committee presents Safe Spaces for LGBTQ2S+ Records Professionals

  • 28 Mar 2024
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom (Link will be sent when registered)



The safe 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, bisexual, transgender, queer, two-spirited, and sexual or gender minorities identifying (LGBTQ2S+)  archives workers and records managers. Registrants who do not identify as LGBTQ2S+ will be asked to leave or removed from the meeting.

Date: Thursday, March 28 at 12:00 pm-1:00 pm EDT

Location: Zoom (Link will be sent when registered)

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: 

Rachel E. Beattie is an Media Archivist at the Media Commons Archives, part of the University of Toronto Libraries. A graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Information, she is passionate about both sound and moving image archives and community – specifically LGBTQ2+ –  archives. She is the past president of the AAO and a former co-chair of the LGBT Committee of the Association of Moving Image Archives (AMIA). She is also a member of the Community Engagement Committee of the ArQuives: Canada’s LGTBQ2+ Archives where she hosts their monthly LGBTQ2+ trivia hour.

Please contact with your questions and any requests for accommodation.

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