If you’re interested in joining Archivist in a Backpack part II, here is some guidance for how to receive your kit.
- Fill and submit this Google request form: https://forms.gle/fmAXwz5T31M6Cvy4A
- An SHC staff member will review your form for alignment with our program values
- Once your is approved, our team will coordinate shipping and offer opportunities practice and share your archival work
Reflecting again on this post-grant phase, AiaB II will be guided less by SHC staff and more by the requests and interests of community partners. Ideally, AiaB II community partners will foster a network of allies when roadblocks arise. Often, the labor of love to maintain a community archive or to preserve underrepresented populations is a “second shift” to the demands of daily life. The staff in the SHC value the growth and catharsis that comes from sharing space with other creative minds engaging in a care-focused approach to preservation, knowledge justice, and expanding collective memory.