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October 19 Archivists Against History Repeating Itself: Towards a Liberatory Now with Dr. Michelle Caswell

We are very excited to welcome Dr. Caswell for a lecture on October 19th. This event is organized by the Queens College Chapter of the Society of American Archivists in collaboration with GSLIS and the CUNY Public History Center at the Graduate Center. Introductory remarks by Regina Carra, President of SAA@QC.

This lecture is free and open to the public.


“Archivists Against History Repeating Itself:

Towards a Liberatory Now”

Dr. Michelle Caswell, UCLA

October 19th, 2017, 6:30pm

CUNY Graduate Center, Rm. 9204 –

365 5th Ave, New York, NY


We have all heard two common—and conflicting—tropes: that history repeats itself and, from Dr. King, that the arc of the moral universe bends towards justice. In this talk, Michelle Caswell will advocate that archivists take a more active role in disrupting the cyclical nature of oppression.