Join Legler Regional Library, CatchLight and ProPublica for a virtual panel discussion of “Meeting History: A Garfield Park Citizen Archive.” The panel will be moderated by Tony Briscoe of ProPublica and includes project participants Annette Britton; artist Samantha Cabrera Friend; Stacie Williams, Division Chief, Archives and Special Collections, at the Chicago Public Library; and a member of The Blackivists, a Chicago-based collective of professional Black archivists. The discussion will be live streamed via Crowdcast and interactive. A recording will be made available at a later date.
“Meeting History: A Garfield Park Citizen Archive” is a community-based visual storytelling and archival project that seeks to explore and bring awareness to existing legacies of Black residents from Chicago’s West Side. This collaborative project offers a visual history of Garfield Park that centers historical Black joy, ownership, legacy
and preservation through the use of citizen archives.
This project is a collaboration between the CatchLight Local Chicago Visual Desk, led by Catchlight Local Chicago Fellow Samantha Cabrera Friend, ProPublica and the Institute for Nonprofit News. The Chicago visual desk is supported by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation.
The public exhibition of "Meeting History: A Garfield Park Citizen Archive" can be viewed at Legler Regional Library, 115 S Pulaski Road, from September 2, 2021 to November 15, 2021.
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