Disrupting Mainstream History: memory keeping, storytelling, & community archives track – Coordinator, January – June 2017. Allied Media Conference

Together with an amazing group of women across the country, I helped coordinate a conference track at the annual Allied Media Conference. This track focuses on community-based historical storytelling and archiving can empower, and create representations that affirm, support, and create a spirit of self-worth for marginalized communities. Community stories offer lessons from the past, connections to the present, and insight for the future. The Disrupting Mainstream History Track will explore how to produce, retain, preserve, and reuse community stories in support of efforts for justice, liberation, and social good. The track will explore accessible tools to save, document, and share community stories. Through dialogue, panels, workshops, screenings, and meet-ups, participants will build relationships, develop preservation practices and skills, and gain insights into various efforts to document and share community stories. Some of the coordinator tasks included fundraising, session selection and outreach, promotions, and track envisioning.

Coming Out of the Archives archival Exhibit – co-curator, Spring 2017.
Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin
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Coming Out of the Archives showcases the papers, photographs, and personal effects of individuals whose lives in some way intersected with queer identity or sensibility. Curated by students who conducted research in the Harry Ransom Center’s collections, the materials highlight queer domestic lives and offer often ephemeral glimpses of the intimacies that fostered extended social circles and public cultures.

CineMujer Film Festival: Radical Women series – co-curator and co-organized
Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, March 2014.
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Co-coordinated the 2014 CineMujer film festival hosted by the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center focusing on a select group of women including Angela Davis, Grace Lee Boggs, Antonia Pantoja, Anne Braden, Mercedes Sosa, and Audre Lorde.

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