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Public Forum on OWS Archives on February 5th

February 2, 2012 Uncategorized No Comments

The OWS Archives Working Group is hosting a Public Forum on Sunday, February 5, 2012, 5-7pm.  All are invited to attend. Here is the announcement:

What should an archive of Occupy Wall Street look like?

On its surface, it appears to be an impossible task: to document the activities of a major social movement as it is happening.  And yet this has been the monumental task undertaken by the Occupy Wall Street Archives Working Group (OWS Archives WG), a collection of archivally-interested individuals who have established a sizeable collection of signs, flyers, interviews, oral histories, and artifacts ever since the infancy the occupation at Liberty Plaza (formerly known as Zuccotti Park).  And, as you might expect, the OWS Archives working group have encountered this important question of the ultimate vision for an archive of Occupy Wall Street.

The OWS Archives Working Group is seeking input from people throughout the Occupy movement and the broader community of archivists & collectors on how to move forward with the management of the OWS Archives.  In a public forum at Judson Memorial Assembly Hall, we intend to offer a presentation on the status of the Archives of Occupy Wall Street and host a discussion on visions for the future of the collection.  We highly encourage anyone with an interest in archives and the developing history of the Occupy movement to attend for an exciting and urgent discussion.

Judson Memorial Church Assembly Hall
239 Thompson St.
(This venue is wheelchair accessible)

Sunday Februrary 5, 2012, 5-7pm
Please RSVP to archive@nycga.net

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