In conjunction with the annual Resident Assistant/Housing Advisory training, Assistant Director of Residential Life Fnann Keflezighi organized an exhibit of the Tell Us How UC It timeline banners in Angela’s Space, one of Thurgood Marshall College’s lounge areas in the Ocean View Building.Read More →

This Anthropology: Sociocultural Anthropology seminar, created and taught by Dr. Hanna Garth, traces the historical roots and growth of the Black Lives Matter social movement in the United States and comparative global contexts. For their final projects, students were asked to get into groups and create or improve wikipedia pages that have something to do with the course content/Black people. They drew on printed and digital resources for citations in building their pages. The Tell Us How UC It team spoke with the class about how to effectively use the library and digital materials for these kinds of projects, and the experience with Tell UsRead More →

The DIAL (Diversity in Academic Libraries) Interest Group showcase for the 2016 California Academic and Research Libraries (CARL) conference addressed the library’s role in responding to the growing societal unrest of their marginalized communities via a discussion of the Black Lives Matter movement and a showcase of best practices that California academic libraries/librarians might utilize in their own efforts. For its 2018 showcase, with the conference’s theme being “Libraries Respond: Connecting with our Communities in Times of Crisis,” DIAL continued with this structure with a broader focus on marginalized communities in general, with some attention to the government’s decision to end the Deferred Action forRead More →

An annual Equity-Minded Education Workshop is offered to Resident Assistance and House Advisors to encourage critical reflection to promote an inclusive environment. 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 Tell Us How UC It project presented a poster at the 2017 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference & Exhibition themed “The Librarians Call to Action.” The poster was titled “Born from a storm: Creating a living archive to affect social issues in your community.”Read More →

On Friday, June 2, 2017, members of the Tell Us How UC It project team presented to a Sixth College CAT 3 writing program course titled: Art of the Protest: Cultural Production, Protest, & Technologies of Change, taught by Dr. Phoebe Bronstein. As described in its syllabus, “This writing and communication course will focus on the rhetoric, technology, and art of American protest, with special attention understanding the role of technology (from the printing press to twitter) in civil disobedience. This course insists on the importance of historical memory, asking how the history of American protests aids in and informs the formation of contemporary movements,Read More →

On Thursday, May 25, 2017, members of the Tell Us How UC It: A Living Archive project gave a presentation to the Spring 2017 ANTH21: Race & Racism course, taught by Dr. Hanna Garth, about the project with regards to race & racism. In thinking about representing student perspectives and how many stories go untold, the final activity of the presentation was a prompt for the students to write on a post-it note their responses to the question “What would you want future students to know about how you are experiencing this current political era?” Student responses can be seen at More →

On Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 2-4pm, the UC San Diego Library organized a workshop titled “From Crisis to Change: How to Organize for Action” in collaboration with the University of California Student Association. Image source: According to Maya Angelou, “the more you know of your history, the more liberated you are.” Knowledge of history, along with direct action organizing, can create significant change by making students aware of their own power in order to alter the existing power relations. This two-part training covered the history of UC San Diego as it relates to the current campus climate, social change, and activism through theRead More →

The Digital Public Library of America empowers people to learn, grow, and contribute to a diverse and better-functioning society by maximizing access to our shared history, culture, and knowledge.Image source: Members of the Tell Us How UC It: A Living Archive project presented about Tell Us How UC It at DPLAfest 2017. The presentation was titled “Tell Us How UC It: creating a living archive to affect social issues in your community.” DPLAfest 2017—the fourth major gathering of the Digital Public Library of America’s broad community—took place on April 20-21, 2017 in Chicago at Chicago Public Library’s Harold Washington Library Center. It brought togetherRead More →