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Media is used to inform and inspire people to action, record the history of social movements and positive change, document abuses of power, and enables the eyes of the world to help protect activists on the ground.

We are a collective of media archivists and academics who support the efforts of individuals and communities to voice their concerns and opinions utilizing all of the digital tools available in our age.

We aim to share knowledge and provide assistance on archiving and preservation matters in order to improve the discoverability of the media content that is being produced; to support the usability of digital media as evidence and as a creative resource; to ensure that the rights and intentions of media creators are respected; preserve the legacy of social movement for future generations; and to help give voice and history to those who may have traditionally been left out.

We share a commitment to participation, collaboration, and transparency in our work, a desire to help archivists and institutions become active participants in, rather than passive aggregators of, the global narrative.

Core Team:

Kelly Haydon
Marie Lascu
Lindy Leong
Yvonne Ng
Dan Erdman
Rufus de Rham
Howard Besser