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Sunday, August 4 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
304 - Community Connections: Unleashing the Potential of Programs and Services Aimed at Underserved Stakeholder Communities

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In this session, archivists of labor and social justice collections share the transformative possibilities of programs and services that reach beyond traditional stakeholders. By connecting with marginalized, underserved, or under-resourced communities and aiming programs and services beyond academic or institutional researchers, they examine how such initiatives can have lasting impacts on new audiences that can "see themselves" in these collections and benefit from the services that archivists provide.

Conor Michael Casey: Community Connections: Unleashing the Potential of Programs and Services Aimed at Underserved Stakeholder Communities
Benjamin Blake: 
Louis Jones: Inclusive Curation and Digitization Projects: Partnering with LGBTQ+ African American Community Groups to Document Underrepresented Communities in an Urban Archives
Leah Loscutoff: Leveraging Community Response and Media Coverage: Documentation Projects Recovering Local Labor History with New Audiences of Stakeholders
Catherine Powell: The Art of Collaboration: Archives and Artists Making Labor History Come Alive 

Facilitator: Conor Michael Casey

Speakers
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Catherine Powell

Director, Labor Archives and Research Center, San Francisco State University
Powell is the Director of the Labor Archives and Research Center at SFSU. Prior to working at the Labor Archives, Powell was a program officer at the CS Fund, overseeing civil liberties and global justice grant portfolios.
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Conor Michael Casey

Labor Archivist, Labor Archives of Washington
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Benjamin Blake

Labor Archivist for the George Meany Labor Archives, George Meany Labor Archives, University of Maryland
Ben Blake is the Labor Archivist for the George Meany Labor Archives at the University of Maryland, where his is responsible for the national records of the AFL-CIO, carpenters and bakery workers unions.  Ben has over eighteen years of experience as an archivist in a wide range of... Read More →
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Louis Jones

Reuther Library Field Archivist & Adjunct Professor of Archival Administration, Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs
Jones is Field Archivist at the Walther Reuther Library at Wayne State University. From 1993-2012, Jones was the Service Employees International Union Collection Archivist there. Jones is also an Adjunct Professor of Archival Administration.
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Leah Loscutoff

Head of Archives & Special Collections, Stevens Institute of Technology
Loscutoff is currently the Head of Archives & Special Collections at the Stevens Institute of Technology (Stevens) in Hoboken, NJ. Before joining Stevens in 2013, she supervised the creation of the Brooklyn Visual Heritage project.


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