Online event: Storytelling for Justice

On behalf of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, we are pleased to invite you to our next virtual conversation:

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Storytelling for Justice: How Libraries and Archives Hold History to Account An Online Event

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

5:00 PM ET (2:00 PM PT)

Mellon Foundation President Dr. Elizabeth Alexander will lead a wide-ranging conversation with Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla D. Hayden, UCLA Professor/Project Director, Million Dollar Hoods Dr. Kelly Lytle Hernández, and Liberatory Memory Worker and PhD candidate of the Department of Anthropology at Harvard University Jarrett Martin Drake. The panelists will discuss how libraries and archives are both empowering underrepresented communities and advocating for increased representation of marginalized stories and experiences in our country’s historical record.

Join us as we learn about the power and potential of these memory institutions to confront race, policing, and mass incarceration, to foster equity of access and participation, and to educate and train the next generation of librarians, archivists, and activists.

We hope you will attend this engaging conversation and Q&A.