"The Fierce Urgency of Now”
Archives Responding in Times of Upheaval
May 10-14, 2021
The all-virtual conference offers a pre-conference workshop, daily all-attendee gatherings, papers presentations, panel discussions, and networking opportunities of your own design within the Whova conference platform. The theme asks us to consider how we, as archivists, respond to societal issues of anti-racism and white supremacy, the impact of a deadly pandemic, economic strife, and increasing threats from climate change on communities represented in our collections.
Conference Opening Plenary
Monday, May 10, 3:00-5:00 pm Pacific
We are Each Other's Business: Archiving with intention in Ever Changing Times
Speaker Tracy Drake, Reed College Archivist and Co-founder of The Blackivists
Location: Where ever you are! This is NWA's first all virtual conference, via Whova, our virtual conference platform. Once you've registered for the conference, you'll receive an email with instructions on how to log-in to Whova. The Whova URL is: https://whova.com/portal/webapp/naac_202103/
Dates: May 10-14th, 2021
Registration: Click here to register.
Note: Registration will remain live throughout the conference.
Conference Program: Final Program PDF
Free Pre-Conference Workshop: Liberated Archives for Black Lives - hosted by Don't Shoot Portland, Monday, May 10, 9:00-11:15 am Pacific.
All-attendee Program: Native American Collections Roundtable hosts a panel discussion on the NARA Seattle Closure ~ Not so fast! Responding to the proposed closure and removal of the National Archives repository in Seattle ~ moderated by Gena Peone on Thursday at 3:00 pm Pacific.
Tours: The Local Arrangements Committee welcomes you to virtual tours of repositories around the host locale of Washington's capital city, Olympia! .
All-attendee Reception: BYO tasty snacks and drinks!
Program Committee Chair
Alex Bisio, University of Oregon Libraries
Local Arrangements Committee Chair
Charles Hilton, Washington State Archives
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