To foster and contextualize conversations regarding incidents targeting specific underrepresented groups on our campus, the UC San Diego Library created Tell Us How UC It: A Living Archive. It is an alternative way to highlight awareness, provide a space for dialogue, document and preserve the events related to student activism at UC San Diego.

Tell Us How UC It: A Living Archive debuted on February 1, 2017 with a physical exhibit and a panel discussion on student activism. Each component of the original exhibit is compiled into this online exhibit.

UC San Diego's First Demonstration (1965)
Presents events and incidents from UC San Diego’s history (and in some cases, history in general) that affected the campus climate for students in such a way that they were compelled to act or react.
Student Perspectives
Creative works by students, during the time of the project, that offer an in-the-moment expression of community sentiments and experiences.
In-the-moment feedback about the exhibit or movement as a whole, whereby preserving real-time responses allows reflections of the past to converge with vital expressions of current sentiment.
Physical Exhibit
Images of the original temporary exhibit, video of the panel event of former student activists who still work on campus, and materials from the subsequent workshop, From Crisis to Change: How to Organize for Action.