Liberated Archives for Black Lives centers education and documentation for preservation, art and history. Through our partnership with the City of Portland Archives, Don’t Shoot Portland has been able to gain access to informational archives and relate them to our current systems - these educational assets are vital to sustaining social change. Participants of this webinar will learn how to connect with communities to build dialogue regarding the importance of local preservation of Black Civil Rights. They will learn from our workshop the types of events, materials and community partnerships we have used and ways to develop these relationships for the direct benefit of community access. The intended audience for this webinar would be archivists, historians, librarians, artists, activists, community educators and organizers.
Teressa Raiford is the founder of Don’t Shoot Portland, a Black-led community driven nonprofit in Portland, Oregon, that advocates for social change in the spaces of racial justice and law enforcement accountability. Don’t Shoot Portland has been a leading force in the Black Lives Matter movement and protests for racial justice in Portland since 2014. Since George Floyd’s murder and the following uprising, Teressa has been on the forefront, filing a class action lawsuit against the city of Portland and suing the Trump administration for the federal response of those defending the general populaces’ right to protest. Don’t Shoot Portland also published an in-depth report on Riot Control Agents in June, illustrating the irreparable harm caused by RCAs during the COVID-19 respiratory pandemic. Don’t Shoot Portland has been archived into the Library of Congress as a significant documentation of anti-racism work in American history.
Who should attend:
Everyone interested in learning about partnering with community groups, social media based archives, anti-racism activism through archives, and archival documentation of Black Civil Rights.
The workshop is offered in conjunction with the Northwest Archivists 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting. We welcome the public to join us for this pre-conference event.
Join us for this pre-conference workshop!
Monday, May 10 at 9:00 am Pacific
Open to all registered conference attendees and $10 for the general public.