Thursday, December 1, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Power Plant Gallery
320 Blackwell St.
American Tobacco Campus
Light lunch served.
In conjunction with the current Power Plant Gallery exhibit, Transgender USA by Mariette Pathy Allen, join us for a discussion about archives and LGBTQ+ activism. What role do archives - and the processes of creating them - play in activism? What are the challenges of collecting materials during a time when LGBTQ+ individuals and groups are still under attack? How is it decided what and who to include? What are the key differences and similarities among community-based archives and bigger institutional archives?
Panelists will be: Lisa McCarty of Duke Library's Archive of Documentary Arts, Kelly Wooten of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture, Luke Hirst, Durham archivist and activist (http://durhamlgbtqhistory.org/about-the-exhibit.html#curators), and Alexis Pauline Gumbs and Julia Roxanne Wallace of the Mobile Homecoming, which is a growing experiential archive of black LGBTQ. The discussion will be moderated by Caitlin Margaret Kelly.
This program is the second in a regular series of public discussions co-sponsored by the Forum for Scholars and Publics and the Power Plant Gallery. The Power Plant Gallery is an initiative of the Center for Documentary Studies and the Master of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts at Duke University.