Radical Reference presents a second evening about how community history is documented and celebrated. Archivists and activists will present parts of their collections and discuss how their work keeps the struggle alive.
Monday, April 26
451 West St (between Bank & Bethune Sts)
$6/10/15 sliding scale (no one turned away)
* The Lesbian Herstory Archives houses the world's largest and longest-lived -- 35 years old this year! -- collection of materials by and about lesbians and their communities. Located in Park Slope, Brooklyn, the Archives has both print and non-print materials, including books, special collections, photographs, audio-visual materials, t-shirts, banners, buttons, and more. Inspired by the courage of lesbians who lived, struggled, and loved in more difficult times, the Archives is governed by a group of volunteer coordinators and sustained by the collective work of volunteers and the passions of women the world over.
* The Lower East Side Squatter-Homesteader Archive Project was founded in 2003 by a group of former squatters and community members to create a comprehensive collection of documents pertaining to the Lower East Side Homesteader/Squatter movement in the 1980s and 1990s. After struggling to secure homes for their families through four municipal governments over the last 25 years, losing over half their buildings, squatters attained "legal" status for their 12 remaining buildings in 2001. Though their struggle continues, this victory afforded an opportunity to consolidate a historical legacy in the form of a public archive, to be housed at NYU's Tamiment Library, that will provide primary information on the most remarkable urban housing movement of its kind in late 20th century U.S. history. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Details about our first Documenting Struggle.