Outcasts, Outreach, and Organizing in the Academy

Wednesday, Sep 23, 2020 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Outcasts, Outreach, and Organizing in the Academy announcement poster

This panel will highlight the unique learning opportunities that emerge from the punk community and other "outcasts," such as pedagogical frameworks and processes that highlight the stakes of teaching with punk and subaltern archival materials. This includes dismantling common (mis)perceptions about archives and special collections; examining notions of archival and historical value; and introducing concepts such as community and participatory archives and self-documentation. Panelists will share pedagogical models and activities for instruction and outreach that can be adopted across institutions and within other collecting areas. It will also provide an opportunity for those repositories collecting punk and subaltern materials in Southern California to share out about their collections. 

Please register for this online event: https://ucla.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pxuO34KlRJClFA8JrXwd8A.
Live captioning will be provided for this event.

Outcasts, Outreach, and Organizing in the Academy announcement poster

Jessica A. Schwartz, associate professor in Musicology, UCLA. 

Courtney Dean, Head of the Center for Primary Research and Training, UCLA Library Special Collections

Kelly Besser, Archivist, UCLA Library Special Collections

Ananta Wadhwa, 3rd year student, studying Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology and Musicology, UCLA. 

Schwartz, Dean, Besser, and Wadhwa will continue conversations about curating resistance within archival and academic collaborations, particularly within the space of the university seminar. 

Loni Shibuyama, Archivist, ONE Archives at USC Libraries.

Shibuyama will discuss her experience arranging and describing ONE Archives’ punk collections, particularly the unique challenge of balancing access with the messiness and non-conformity of the punk ethos. 

Dino Everett, Archivist, Hugh M. Hefner Moving Image Archive at USC. 

Dino will be discussing the use of audio visual material in teaching students about moving image archiving since the punk scene holds the unique position of being the only youth movement captured equally on film as it was on video.

Derek Christian Quezada Meneses, Outreach and Public Services Librarian, UCI Special Collections & Archives

Elvia Arroyo-Ramírez, Assistant University Archivist, UCI Special Collections & Archives.

Derek and Elvia will be discussing their experience curating the exhibit, We Are the Witches You Couldn't Burn: Women and Witchcraft Through the Ages and its surprising popularity with the historically marginalized magical and occult minded communities of Southern California, particularly among the spiritually curious student body and practicing witches of color in Orange County.