The first half of our meeting of the new Social Justice Special Interest Group will focus on housing justice efforts in NYC. We will explore ways librarians and archivists can connect with tenants and activists to promote housing rights for all New Yorkers. Guest panelists TBA. In the second half of this meeting, we’ll brainstorm topics for upcoming SJ SIG presentations and meetings.
Our guest speakers will be:
- Mayzabeth Lopez, Community Organizer, Good Old Lower East Side, Inc.
- Maggie Schreiner, Digital Archivist and Community Organizer
- Ilana Maier, Program Director, Metropolitan Council on Housing
- Daniel Moraff, Community Organizer, Los Sures
Please note that this meeting, originally scheduled to take place on May 19th, has been rescheduled to Tuesday, May 12th.
The Social Justice Special Interest Group welcomes all librarians, archivists, and other information professionals who are interested in activities on community-centered activism, social movements, and outreach. Through meetings, presentations, discussion groups, and other events, we will reflect on and rethink the intersections of libraries and archives with social justice struggles. Some questions we will explore include: How do the ways we preserve, analyze, document and mobilize our collections, instruction, and services connect with the work of community activists in their fights for racial, economic, and gender justice? What does it mean to have a commitment to social justice in our profession and practice? How does librarianship embrace, challenge, or hinder various forms of access to information, documentation, and archives?
Sign up for the SJ SIG discussion list at http://metrolists.org/mailman/listinfo/socialjusticesig_metrolists.org/.