Activism, Archives & Education Workshop

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Date(s) - 03/10/2021
4:15 pm - 6:15 pm

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We have closed online registration for this event. If you would still like to attend, please email us at publicslab@gc.cuny.edu.

Note: This event is part of a two-part series, though participation in both is not required. For more information and registration for the workshop session, please visit the Activism, Archives, & Education Panel page.

Activists and historians both attempt to revise popular narratives about our collective past in order to inform and expand our collective imaginations in the present. Historians rely on archives, but they can also be useful to activists. Using the archives to explore the history of activism presents one way to engage students in formal educational settings, and to make useful historical knowledge accessible to activists and a broader public. In this workshop, Brian Jones will discuss several ongoing projects in which he is involved in connecting archives, educators, and activists.

Space is limited. Please reserve your spot by booking in the RSVP section below. Zoom details will be sent closer to the event.


Headshot for Brian JonesBrian Jones (GC alum, Urban Ed ’18) is the Associate Director of Education at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture [schomburgcenter.org]. He writes about Black education history and politics, most recently in a contribution to Black Lives Matter at School: An Uprising for Educational Justice [haymarketbooks.org] and is working on a book manuscript about the 1960s student uprising at Tuskegee University. Brian is a director and co-director of several federally-funded and independent projects to make Black history archives available and useful to parents, teachers, and students.

Bookings

This event is fully booked.

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