Event: Librarians and Archivists with Palestine

Librarians and Archivists with Palestine Event flier

Thursday, November 13, 5:30 pm, Harold Johnson Library, Gallery

Librarians and Archivists with Palestine (LAP) is a network of self-defined librarians, archivists, and information workers in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for self-determination. This network grew out of a delegation of sixteen librarians and archivists who met with Palestinians throughout the West Bank and Israel in June 2013. The delegation aimed to explore how information about Palestine reaches us, or does not, and the ways in which this information is suppressed, censored, or misrepresented. Two members of the delegation, Molly Fair (Interference Archivejustseeds) and Maggie Schreiner (Tamiment LibraryRude Mechanical Orchestra), will discuss the historical and ongoing of theft and dispossession of Palestinian cultural heritage materials, the delegation itself, and the continuing solidarity work of Librarians and Archivists with Palestine. They will also be exhibiting the zines, posters, and book art that grew out of—and remain a critical part of—their solidarity work.

For more information about LAP, visit: http://librarianswithpalestine.org/

The event is free & open to the public, and will be held in a wheelchair-accessible space. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Michele Hardesty (mhardesty@hampshire.edu) or Alana Kumbier (akumbier@hampshire.edu).


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