Solidarity Memory Work

$375.00

Credits: 2.25 CEUs or 22.5 PDHs

Memory work is a broad category of practices, including archival science, librarianship, oral history, journalism, community history, and others, that seek to document a place, community, or event. Solidarity memory work is the application of these practices in explicit solidarity with movements and causes. As our society confronts contemporary civil rights struggles, solidarity memory work is quickly solidifying as a central site of documenting, sharing and preserving the stories of those on the front line.

In this class, participants will explore the unique position of memory workers within the broader landscape of political organizing work. This 6-week class is organized around the following four topics: (1) identifying and communicating with organizations and individuals about implementing documentation projects; (2) strategies for working alongside active organizations individuals; (3) choosing meaningful public-facing means of promoting the stories being documented; and (4) working with cultural heritage institutions for long-term preservation and access of the documentation.

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Credits

2.25 CEUs or 22.5 PDHs

Registration dates

We accept registrations through the first week of classes, unless enrollment is full, and unless the class was canceled before it started due to low enrollment.

Course Description

Memory work is a broad category of practices, including archival science, librarianship, oral history, journalism, community history, and others, that seek to document a place, community, or event. Solidarity memory work is the application of these practices in explicit solidarity with movements and causes. As our society confronts contemporary civil rights struggles, solidarity memory work is quickly solidifying as a central site of documenting, sharing and preserving the stories of those on the front line.

In this class, participants will explore the unique position of memory workers within the broader landscape of political organizing work. This 6-week class is organized around the following four topics: (1) identifying and communicating with organizations and individuals about implementing documentation projects; (2) strategies for working alongside active organizations individuals; (3) choosing meaningful public-facing means of promoting the stories being documented; and (4) working with cultural heritage institutions for long-term preservation and access of the documentation.

Sophie Ziegler

Sophie ZieglerSophie Ziegler (they/them) is an archivist, oral historian, educator, and parent based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. They have over 10 years' experience in archives and special collections, and are currently using their background in cultural heritage to uplift community voices. They are the Director of Solidarity History Initiative, host of the podcast, "What is Solidarity History," co-founder of Mapping Trans Joy, and lead organizer of Screaming Into The Future. Sophie regularly teaches courses in archival studies through LSU's School of Information Studies, is a freelance archives consultant with clients across the country, and is a co-founding editor of Journal of Critical Digital Librarianship.

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