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Researching Community History Workshop

May 24, 2018

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Contact

SpaceCamp
16 W. North Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21201
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Overview

Libraries and archives provide access to an incredible amount of resources to help us better understand historical context of events, topics, people, and more. However, it almost seems as though you have to have prior knowledge (or privilege) of how to navigate these spaces in order to conduct research. In this workshop, we will review the kinds of topics that can be researched, where to conduct certain types of research, and discuss barriers to access. The workshop facilitator is very interested in hearing from attendees to help folks feel empowered to perform community research. It is recommended that attendees bring their public library cards, or sign up for one if possible. _____________________________ Jennifer Ferretti is the Digital Initiatives Librarian at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She is a first-generation American Latina whose librarianship is guided by critical perspectives and anti-neutrality. With a firm belief that art is information, she is interested in the research methodologies of artists, particularly those highlighting social justice issues. Recognizing the impact of the overwhelming whiteness of the library and information science profession, in 2017 she started the online space We Here specifically for people of color working in libraries and archives. Jennifer is a Library Journal 2018 Mover & Shaker. _____________________________ Researching Community History is one of a series of lectures and workshops organized in conjunction with Everything Must Go, the first-year Practicum exhibition co-curated by the MICA Curatorial Practice MFA Class of 2019.

Event Details

Event Category General Information Neighborhood

  • Art Museums & Galleries
  • Free
  • History
  • Local Artists
  • Free Admission
  • Station North Arts & Entertainment District

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  • Art Museums & Galleries
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  • Local Artists
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