Wednesday, July 29, 2020

FREE ACRL Arts and Women and Gender Studies Section Online Discussion Panel

The ACRL Arts Section and WGSS Program Planning Committees are pleased to present:
Building bridges between libraries and marginalized arts groups: A closer look at engaging with women artists of Mexican ancestry to preserve their work

Analu Maria Lopez Indigenous Studies Librarian Newberry Library of Chicago
Dr. Nicole Marroquin Associate Professor, Art Education Chicago School of Art- Art Institute
Diana Solis Visual Artist and Art Educator Changing Worlds Organization

Tuesday, August 11th 2 pm-3:30 EDT 
(1-2:30 pm CDT / Noon-1:30 pm MDT / 11 am-12:30 pm PDT)

After registering, a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar will be shared via email. 
Libraries and archives have historically ignored or underrepresented artistic contributions from artists of Mexican-descent in the United States. Women of color built a foundation for arts and activism on the lower west side of Chicago, yet their history remains largely unpreserved, unwritten, and therefore missing from libraries and archives. Archivists and librarians are now working directly with artists to ensure their work is preserved. Focusing on Chicago's women artists of Mexican ancestry, the panel showcases the experiences from the perspective of a librarian, a professor, and an artist. Panelists will discuss challenges and triumphs from their perspectives, and provide resources for librarians and archivists who are interested in Chicago efforts and similar projects across the nation.

If you are unable to attend this session, please register in order to receive a link to a recording of the presentation after the webinar.
Direct questions and concerns to Sarah Carter (, Chair of the ACRL Arts Section Program Planning Committee.

Janine Kuntz 
Social Sciences Librarian
Madeleine Clark Wallace Library
Wheaton College |
26 E. Main Street, Norton, Massachusetts 02766
t: 508-286-3222

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