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Saturday, August 8 • TBA
S29 - Love Can't Turn Around™: Evidences of the Belief in the Power of Our Collective Social Experiences as Sites of Pleasure, Purpose and Politics

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The Blackivists™ are a collective of trained and credentialed African-American archivists based in the Chicagoland area who address the needs of people interested in creating and preserving personal, community and "non-traditional" archives. The Blackivists™ collaborated with Honey Pot Performance on a series of programs for the Chicago Black Social Culture Mapping Project, which exists to preserve Chicago's black social cultural lineage through fun and informative experiences focused on a Chicago based cultural art form: House music.


Skyla S. Hearn

Manager of Archives, Cook County of Illinois

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Erin Glasco

Independent Archivist/Researcher
Erin Glasco is a Black, queer, nonbinary femme based in Chicago, IL. They are an independent archivist and researcher. Erin's interests include documenting and elevating radical queer and trans history, and lending support to Black queer feminist-informed grassroots movement work... Read More →
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Raquel A. Flores-Clemons

University Archivist | Director of Archives, Records Mgmt., & Special Collection, Chicago State University
Raquel Flores-Clemons received her MSLIS from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. An advocate for equity and access, she maintains a deep commitment to capturing historical narratives of communities of color and engages Hip Hop as a method of archival praxis + information... Read More →
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Stacie Williams

Director, Center for Digital Scholarship, University of Chicago Libraries
Stacie Williams is director of the Center for Digital Scholarship at the University of Chicago Libraries, and a member of the Chicago-based Blackivist archivist collective. She serves as Publications Editor for the Society of American Archivists.

Meida McNeal

Artistic & Managing Director, Honey Pot Performance
Meida Teresa McNeal is Artistic and Managing Director of Honey Pot Performance as well as Arts & Culture Manager with the Chicago Park District supporting community arts partnerships, youth arts, and civic engagement initiatives across the city.
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Tracy S. Drake

Tracy Drake is an archivist at Reed College. she earned BS in African American Studies from Eastern IL, an MA in history from Roosevelt University, and an MS in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Saturday August 8, 2020 TBA