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HUMAN RIGHTS & ANTI-RACIST RESOURCES

The Board of Directors of the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York (ART) unanimously stands against the violence inflicted upon persons of color, historically and in the present day, and supports actions designed to identify and counter the causes of injustices perpetuated by our political and social systemsWe acknowledge legacies of structural racism and white supremacy in our institutions that have contributed to marginalization and disenfranchisement, and are committed to anti-racist values and practices towards a more inclusive archival record and equity within our profession.

In this time of grief and anger triggered by the recent deaths of George Floyd, and far too many others, we encourage our members to support organizations and groups that are actively working to educate the public on the impacts of systemic racism and to document societal responses. We also encourage our community to actively seek out learning opportunities and resources that aid in the ethical documentation of periods of turmoil and the responsible sharing of these materials.

ART advocates inclusiveness and supports the work of archivists, librarians, records managers, and curators in collecting, preserving, and sharing historic materials and collections by marginalized and underrepresented groups.  We are also committed to providing a safe environment for our members to discuss issues of race and discrimination in society, and in our profession. 
We have compiled a list of resourcesthough far from comprehensive —to assist us all during this time. We hope that anyone with suggestions/additions to this list will reach out to us at: board@nycarchivists.org

ANTI-RACIST ORGANIZATIONS

Black Lives Matter

https://blacklivesmatter.com/


Equal Justice Initiative

https://eji.org/


NAACP

https://www.naacp.org/

Project STAND

https://standarchives.com/about/




Blackivists

https://www.theblackivists.com/


A People’s Archive of Police Violence in Cleveland

https://www.archivingpoliceviolence.org/

Texas After Violence
https://texasafterviolence.org/


ANTI-RACIST RESOURCES FOR ARCHIVISTS

Cultural Diversity Competency

https://www2.archivists.org/prof-education/course-catalog/cultural-diversity-competency

Archives for Black Lives in Philly: Anti-racist description resources

Statement & Reading List: https://github.com/rappel110/A4BLiP

Anti-racist Description Resources: https://archivesforblacklives.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/ardr_final.pdf

Society of American Archivists (SAA): Protocols for Native American Archival Materials: Information & Resources

https://www2.archivists.org/groups/native-american-archives-section/protocols-for-native-american-archival-materials-information-and-resources-page

Elements of Indigenous Style

https://www.brusheducation.ca/books/elements-of-indigenous-style


ETHICAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTATION

WITNESS - guidance & tools for capturing and using video as evidentiary material

https://library.witness.org/product-tag/protests/


Documenting the Now - tools and community practices that support the ethical collection, use, and preservation of social media

https://www.docnow.io/


Citizen Witnesses and Human Rights Video Archives

https://www.pathlms.com/saa/events/873/video_presentations/151564


National Forum on Ethics & Archiving the Web

https://eaw.rhizome.org/

Blackivists’ Five Tips for Organizers, Protestors, and Anyone Documenting Movements

https://sixtyinchesfromcenter.org/the-blackivists-five-tips-for-organizers-protestors-and-anyone-documenting-movements/

Toward a Survivor-Centered Approach to Human Rights Archives: Lessons from Community-Based Archives. Michelle Caswell. Archival Science

https://escholarship.org/content/qt73f5s7sr/qt73f5s7sr.pdf

Emerging Themes on Secondary Trauma and Archivists. Katie Sloan. Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies

https://elischolar.library.yale.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1090&context=jcas


Stewarding Collections of Trauma: Plurality, Responsibility, Questions of Action. Lisa P. Nathan, Elizabeth Shaffer, Maggie Castor. Archivaria

https://archivaria.ca/index.php/archivaria/article/view/13545


Surveillance Self-Defense: Guide for Attending A Protest - digital privacy & security

https://ssd.eff.org/en/module/attending-protest

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