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Friday, July 28 • 8:30am - 9:45am
301 - Radical Empathy in Archival Practice

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Responding to Michelle Caswell and Marika Cifor's foundational text From Human Rights to Feminist Ethics: Radical Empathy in Archives, this hybrid lightning talk-facilitated dialogue provides a forum for discussing the ways in which our profession can "center radical empathy and obligations of care." Following brief presentations from speakers, attendees and speakers participate in small-group conversations focused on the application of radical empathy as a theory and practice within their work.

Arroyo-Ramirez: Radical Empathy in the Context of Human Rights Archives: Mutual Relationships to Suspended Grief and Trauma
Brown: Integrating Empathy: How Feminist Ethics of Care Can Be Included in Archival Education
Handel: Negotiating Digitization Partnerships: Applications of Radical Empathy in the Context of a Media Preservation Collective
Mattson: Horizontal Mentorship: Radical Empathy and Professional Development
Mecagni: "Why Don't People Just Get Over It?" Bringing the Archives to Boston's Conversation on Resilience and Race Equity
Smith: Building Community: The Spelman Archives and Documenting Black Women
Wooten: Zine Librarianship: Radical Empathy in Action

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Shannon O'Neill

Director, Barnard Archives and Special Collections
Shannon is the Associate Director of Archives and Special Collections and the History Librarian at Barnard College. She holds a BA in Literature from NYU and an MLIS, with a concentration in archives, from UCLA.

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Molly Brown

Reference and Outreach Archivist, Northeastern University
Molly Brown is in her second year of the MLIS and History MA dual degree program at Simmons College and the archivist for Old South Church in Boston. Her professional focuses are community archives, archival emotions, and storytelling.

Dinah Handel

Mass Digitization Coordinator; Collective Member, The New York Public Library; XFR Collective
Dinah Handel is the Mass Digitization Coordinator at the New York Public Library and is a member of the xfr collective. She holds an MLIS from Pratt Institute and a BA in Women's History from Hampshire College.
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Jasmine Jones

Head of Processing, UCLA Library Special Collections
Jasmine Jones is the Head of Processing at UCLA Library Special Collections, where she works with and thinks about the relationship between people, systems infrastructure, and post-acquisition processes. Previously, she worked at Smith College, as the Metadata and Technical Services... Read More →
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Rachel Mattson

Archivist, XFR Collective + La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club
I'm a historian, archivist, artist, and educator. I manage Digital + Special Projects at the Archives of La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, am a core member of the XFR Collective (https://xfrcollective.wordpress.com/) and chair a DLF working group on Government Records Transparency/Accountability... Read More →
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Giordana Mecagni

Northeastern University
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Holly Smith

College Archivist, Spelman College Archives
Holly Smith is the College Archivist at Spelman College. She received a B.A. in History and Black Studies from William and Mary, an M.A. in History from Yale University, and an M.S. in Library and Information Science & Archives from Simmons College.
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Kelly Wooten

Research Services and Collection Development Librarian, Duke University Libraries
Kelly Wooten is a women's history archivist, librarian for sexuality studies, zine nerd, and Murder, She Wrote enthusiast. Incoming chair of the SAA Diversity Committee.

Friday July 28, 2017 8:30am - 9:45am PDT
Oregon BR 202 Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE MLK, Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR 97232