Report Back: Librarians and Archivists to Palestine

August 27th, 2013 | Posted in Other

Librarians to Palestine Report Back


    Tuesday August 27th
    Concordia Community Solidarity Co-op Bookstore
    2150 Bishop Street
    (Metro Guy-Concordia)

    * We regret that this space is not wheelchair accessible.

From June 23 – July 4 2013, a group of international librarians and archivists traveled to Palestine to connect with colleagues in libraries, archives, and related projects. The delegation explored issues of access to information under occupation and colonialism in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and 1948 Palestine (Israel). The delegation bore witness to the destruction, theft and appropriation of books and historical documents, and was inspired by the many projects, institutions, and individuals engaged in daily resistance to settler-colonialism. Two delegates, Andrea Miller-Nesbitt and Maggie Schreiner, will discuss their experiences on the delegation, share some of the projects that were visited, and provide an overview of the next steps for the delegation’s ongoing solidarity work.

The presentation will be in English with whisper translation available.

Andrea Miller-Nesbitt is a librarian at McGill University. She is a former member of the Montreal chapter of Radical Reference and currently plays in the Chaotic Insurrection Ensemble.

Maggie Schreiner is an archivist at the Tamiment Library and Wagner Labor Archive, a collection of Labor and the Left in New York City. She also plays snare drum in the radical marching band the Rude Mechanical Orchestra.

This event is co-sponsored by Tadamon!

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