Society of Georgia ArchivistsPreserving the past and present for the future.

Summer Workshop Series: Rooted in Memory with Robert Thompson

  • 29 Jul 2023
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Virtual


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The SGA Summer Workshop Series: Rooted in Memory highlights the value of Archives and Preservation in Black communities.  This 5-month series highlights the importance of preservation from knowledge production at the level of the body to institutional repositories.  These workshops center work of HBCU archives, archivists, and Black Memory Work(ers) and will take place during the Summer and Fall quarters of this year and will be open to the public. 

Workshop: From the Battlefields, To the Courthouse, To the Classroom, To the Streets: Stories My Mother Told Me with Robert Thompson

Description: Murals, memorials, and monuments testify to our cultural inheritances as much as to our aesthetic ideals. In the tradition of West African griots, Robert Thompson offers a non-conventional approach to preservation in his local community of Atlanta. In this workshop, we learn to preserve history and place through storytelling and movement, tips for building institutional relations with local communities through tour programs, and approaches to storytelling in the archives.

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