Archiving LGBTQ+ Lives

FSP@PPG: Archiving LGBTQ+ Lives
Thursday, December 1, 2016
A light lunch will be served

In conjunction with the current Power Plant Gallery exhibit exhibit, ’Transgender USA’ by Mariette Pathy Allen, join us for a discussion about archives and LGBTQ+ activism.

What role do archives – and the processes of creating them – play in activism? What are the challenges of collecting materials during a time when LGBTQ+ individuals and groups are still under attack? How is it decided what and who to include? What are the key differences and similarities among community-based archives and bigger institutional archives?

Panelists will be: Lisa McCarty of Duke Library’s Archive of Documentary Arts at Duke University, Kelly Wooten of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture, Luke Hirst, Durham archivist and activist, and Alexis Pauline Gumbs and Julia Roxanne Wallace of the Mobile Homecoming, which is a growing experiential archive of black LGBTQ. The discussion will be moderated by Caitlin Margaret Kelly.

This program is the second in a regular series of public discussions co-sponsored by the Forum for Scholars and Publics and the Power Plant Gallery at Duke University. The Power Plant Gallery is an initiative of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University and the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts at Duke University.

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