STAND Second Residency
Highlights Archiving Joy and Trauma
Our fellows had the opportunity during the residency to reimagine how we archive. The result? A stunning collection of zines. Titled “Reimagining How We Archive: Vulnerability, Transparency, and Community,” these zines are a testament to the power of storytelling, art, and collaboration. Over the course of the residency, our fellows poured their hearts and minds into crafting these unique publications, exploring new ways to document the human experience and the narratives of BIPOC communities.
The zines are a celebration of vulnerability—capturing moments of introspection and personal connection. Most importantly, they embody the spirit of community, reflecting the diverse voices and perspectives that made our residency so enriching.
Student Panelist Discussion
The second day of our Archiving Joy and Trauma: The Humanization of BIPOC Communities residency was nothing short of extraordinary. Our cohort of fellows had the privilege of engaging with inspiring student panelists who shared their remarkable experiences as student activists. These young leaders captivated the audience with their personal narratives, shedding light on the challenges, triumphs, and heartfelt moments that have shaped their journeys. Their stories resonated deeply, showcasing the incredible resilience, dedication, and passion that fuels student activism. They not only enriched our understanding of student organizing but also underscored the value of archiving the full human experience. Their stories were a testament to the importance of documenting the joy and trauma that black communities navigate, ensuring that their voices and experiences are heard and preserved.
Syreeta Gates Opening Keynote Speaker
Syreeta Gates, gave an extraordinary keynote address. She took us through her journey from her childhood to where she is today, an extrememly talented filmmaker, writer, art collector, and archivist.
STAND Second Residency
We want to give a special thanks to the Mellon Foundation for their support, and the AUC Robert Woodruff library, including Loretta Parham, CEO and Director of the AUC Robert Woodruff Library, and all of the AUC Woodruff Library staff that handled the logistics and helped to faclitate the activites for the fellows throughout the week. We would also like to thank Spelman college for their hospitality and hosting us for a day during the week.