Ancestors and Archives: Working with What We Have

In this interactive workshop, you’ll search for ancestral artifacts, practice designing questions, and listen to a story of how David Mas Masumoto constructed a family memory out of secrets and fragments from his forthcoming book, Secret Harvests. In many of our immigrant and Black, Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) communities, our histories exist in the archives in incomplete form. What if we can grow our relationships with ancestors by getting closer to our archives? We hope you leave with inspiration to search, connect, and create your own practices of archival and ancestral meaning-making.

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DR. LISA HIRAI TSUCHITANI, faculty, Asian American & Asian Diaspora Studies Program of the Department of Ethnic Studies

DR. LILADHAR PENDSE, librarian, East European, Eurasian, and Latin American Studies

Sponsors: The Japanese American Studies Advisory Committee and the UC Berkeley Library Co-sponsors: the Asian American & Asian Diaspora Studies Program, the Asian American Research Center, the Asian American and Pacific Islander Standing Committee, Asian Pacific American Student Development, the Ethnic Studies Library, and the Racial Justice Task Force of the UC Berkeley Library

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Oct 20 2021


3:00 pm - 4:30 pm