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Sunday, August 4 • 10:30am - 11:45am
105 - Building a Community for a Community Archive: Perspectives and Strategies from the South Asian American Digital Archive Archivists' Collective

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How can archives foster communities that are engaged with archival practice? Come meet members of the SAADA Archivists' Collective, a virtual network of professional and community archivists, students, and South Asian community members from across the country who are documenting South Asian American history. Strategies centered on archival collections, oral histories, and fundraising are shared to deepen understanding of the textured experiences of South Asian Americans and what is necessary to sustain an inclusive community archive.  (SAADA is the recipient of an SAA Foundation Strategic Growth grant.)

Ayshea Khan: Forming the Inaugural SAADA Archivists' Collective
SAADA Archivists' Collective: Perspectives and Strategies from Members of the Archivists' Collective
Samip Mallick: An Introduction to the South Asian American Digital Archive


Facilitators
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Ayshea Khan

Asian American Community Archivist, Austin History Center
Ayshea Khan currently serves as the Asian Pacific American Community Archivist at the Austin History Center, where she advocates for the collection, preservation and improved access to our local Asian American histories. She holds a B.S. in Cinema Production & Photography from Ithaca... Read More →

Speakers
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Samip Mallick

Executive Director, South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA)
Samip Mallick is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA).
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SAADA Archivists' Collective

South Asian American Digital Archive
The members of the SAADA Archivists' Collective are: Neel Agrawal; Loveleen Brar; Christine Calvo; Anisha Gade; Ayshea Khan; Nicolette Khan; Tara Maharjan; Samip Mallick; Gautham Reddy; Hannah Robinson; Uma Venkatraman; Aditi Worcester


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