Members of Tell Us How UC It: A Living Archive were invited to present on September 29, 2020 for the Society of California Archivists. Their presentation was titled “Tell us how UC it: Thinking critically through a living archive for student activism.” A recording of the presentation can be accessed below, as well as at More →

On January 15, 2020, the UCSD Org Council for Social Justice in the University held their winter conference. Co-organizer Bobby Edwards, a graduate student in the History Department, reached out to use the Tell Us How UC It: A Living Archive project student activism timeline to open the event with a brief history and memory of student activism.Read More →

Members of the project collaborated with Dr. Erica Bender and Matthew Nelson, from UC San Diego’s Teaching and Learning Commons, and Fnann Keflezighi, Thurgood Marshall College Assistant Director of Residential Life, to create two workshops for their staff to aid in their discussions and planning for their equity, diversity, and inclusion practices and efforts. Members gave a presentation titled “The past is present. About Tell Us How UC It: A Living Archive and UC San Diego’s campus climate” and contributed the physical student activism timeline banners for a month-long exhibit in their spaces.Read More →

Members of the project exhibited the timeline banners and set up a feedback board at a free speech event organized by Beagle RA, Sudarshan Srinivasan, from Revelle College. This program’s goal was to “inform residents about their responsibility regarding individual free speech” and the event featured a plywood wall to spray paint freedom of speech messages, an “ask a lawyer” booth with Student Legal Services and a lawyer present, a free speech gallery, and more.Read More →

Members of the project were invited to present at the Berkeley chapter of the Librarians Association of the University of California (LAUC) 2019 conference. The theme was “Shelf Awareness: The Intersections of Social Justice and Critical Librarianship. It was a welcome opportunity to take a step back from project activities to think critically about the project itself and things to consider for its future.Read More →

The annual Equity-Minded Education Workshop for Resident Assistance and House Advisors to encourage critical reflection to promote an inclusive environment was offered jointly with all six colleges and Assistant Director of Residential Life, Fnann Keflezighi, organized use of the Tell Us How UC It timeline banners to share the history of activism at UC San Diego as a way of establishing an understanding of the foundation for the campus climate.Read More →

Members of the project presented a poster for the second University of California Digital Library Forum (DLFx) at UC San Diego. The conference brings together UC librarians, digital technology experts, educators and other leaders from across UC to share insights and experiences and seek new opportunities for collaboration.Read More →

A member of the Tell Us How UC It project presented on a panel at the University of San Diego 2019 Digital Initiatives Symposium called “Having a Social Impact: Supporting Social Justice and Open Access through Digital Initiative Projects.” Panel Abstract: “Digital infrastructures and tools allow organizations and institutions to create opportunities for projects, information transfer, learning, and platforms for a range of voices. It also creates opportunities that promote open access, social justice, and social impact. Panelists who are directly involved in digital initiative projects that specifically seek to impact society, either by opening up information resources to everyone, or by giving people theRead More →

Members of the Tell Us How UC It project presented a poster at the 3rd National Joint Conference of Librarians of Color on September 26-30, 2018. The conference theme was “Gathering all Peoples: Embracing Culture & Community” and the poster was titled “#Staywoke: using living archives to build bridges to the future by reflecting on our past.”Read More →

Members of the project presented the student activism timeline as part of the Social Science Division training for incoming Teaching Assistants (SS TA Training) to help prepare them to teach Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion courses. “One of our goals is to help incoming graduate students to understand some of the events that occurred during 2010, and the student activism that helped lead to changes on campus (including the DEI requirement). The archives will be a real resource for TAs to draw from and to use in their teaching.” Department of Anthropology Graduate Professionalization CoordinatorRead More →