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WEBINAR—Artists Conversation: What’s Her Story: Women in the Archives
December 2, 2020 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
WEBINAR—Join Liza Posas, Head Research Services & Archives at the Autry Museum of the American West, as she moderates a discussion with UCLA Professor of English and Chicana/o Studies, Dr. Marissa Lopez, and members of Versos y Besos: Dr. Amy Shimson-Santo, poet, and Janice Ngan, Co-Founder of Art In Residence. The exhibition, What’s Her Story: Women in the Archives and this Artists Conversation are Humanities for All-funded projects. About the exhibition: The telling of every story starts in the archives. The Autry’s archives hold unknown or little-known stories of 20th-century women who, standing on the shoulders of their Progressive era sisters, continued to address social needs, enrich communities, and make contributions in their chosen professions. In honor of the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, What’s Her Story: Women in the Archives will highlight five to six compelling stories of women as revealed from within the Autry’s library and archives collections. Walking through the exhibition, visitors will learn how women have documented their activities as a way to preserve a legacy in their own voice and the archivist’s work to bring these stories to light. The exhibition includes a social media component in collaboration with organizations, libraries, and archives across Los Angeles that aims to identify and promote women’s archival collections. Through blog posts, collections highlights, and Twitter posts, #ArchivingWomen is capturing moments in the archives that focus on the unpacking of archive boxes, but also the unpacking of women’s lives. Register at https://theautry.org/conversations. This project is supported by a Humanities for All Project Grant.