The week got away from me folks, and I will not be posting on Uprooting Racism today. Look for my notes from section #5 next week (11/7). In the meanwhile, I’ll off to the New England Archivists’ fall symposium tomorrow in Newport, Rhode Island. I hope whatever y’all are doing with your weekend, it will be one of rest and renewal.
If you responded to my original sounding of interest for this group, you will be receiving an email today and an invitation to join the Salon’s Google Group email list.
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This blog was created in response to the need for an intentionally welcoming space for archivists and those in associated fields to come together and discuss experiences of harassment, discrimination, and marginalization within our professional community.
For background about the founding of the Amiable Archivists Salon, please see the original sounding of interest issued by Anna Clutterbuck-Cook in mid-June. While the original sounding survey is now closed, please watch this space for updates within the month of July as we formally launch the group and open it to additional members.
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