Panel 1: Responding to Climate Change | March 26th, 10am PST

In our first panel, we’ll be focusing on responding to climate change as archivists, records managers, and memory workers. We’ve invited professionals from various backgrounds who have experience tackling environmental and sustainability issues to engage in discussion and attempt to answer questions posed by students at UBC’s School of Information. Consideration will be given to how concerns such as physical impacts of climate change, ecological footprints, public awareness of the ongoing dilemma, and documentation/preservation of this crisis could inform archival practice going forward. 

Panelists: Eira Tansey, Hilda Teresa Ayala González, Rebecca Sinclair, Bruce Muir, and Lois Evans

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Panel 2: Documenting Injustice as it Unfolds | April 30th, 10am PST

In our second panel, we’ll be focusing on documenting injustice as it unfolds from the perspective of archivists, records managers, and memory workers. We’ve invited professionals from various backgrounds who have experience documenting and preserving evidence of state-sanctioned violence, human rights violations, and social movements to engage in discussion and attempt to answer questions posed by students at UBC’s School of Information. Consideration will be given to how the collection, preservation, and access of records related to injustice in its many forms impact such concerns as privacy, accountability, and trauma, as well as how an ethics of care may shape the future of a more informed and involved profession.

Panelists: Gabriel Daniel Solis, Verne Harris, and Yvonne Ng

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Panel 3: Allyship in the Archives | May 28th, 10am PST

In our third panel, we’ll be focusing on practicing allyship in the archives as archivists, records managers, and memory workers. We’ve invited professionals who have experience working as allies in support of communities that have been historically marginalized, misrepresented, maligned, and omitted from the historical record to engage in discussion and attempt to answer questions posed by students at UBC’s School of Information. Consideration will be given to how we can best incorporate practices such as harm reduction, social justice promotion, and community support, representation, and amplification to take concrete steps toward positive change while avoiding pitfalls like guilt and false empathy.

Panelists: Tonia Sutherland and Erica Hernandez-Read, with other panelists to be announced

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The ACA@UBC would like to thank the Association of Canadian Archivists for their support of this panel series.