"Chronicling Resistance, Enabling Resistance," Nancy Michael Shulkaitis Papers, documents of resistance to Federal declarations and efforts to stop the Tocks Island Dam, Lehigh University SC MS 0238. Photo courtesy of Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries.
Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries’ (PACSCL) Chronicling Resistance, Enabling Resistance explores new methods for telling the stories of Philadelphia’s rich heritage of resistance. In conjunction with its Center-supported project, PACSCL holds a series of community listening sessions to facilitate discussions between activists, archivists, and the general public. For a portion of the sessions, audience members are invited to share their own experiences with institutional archives in the context of resistance and ask questions about the process of preserving their papers.
All listening sessions are open to the public. See a list of upcoming sessions below.
- Media and the Movement: January 19, 11–1:30 p.m. at the African American Museum, 701 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA.
- Remembering Resistance, Collecting Community: An Evening of Story Circles: January 31, 5–7 p.m. at Girard College, Founders Hall, 2101 S. College Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
- Discussion Following Sisters of Freedom: February 8, 7 p.m., following a screening of Sisters in Freedom at Uncle Bobbie’s Café, 5545 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA.
- Philadelphia’s Seventh Ward in a Changing City: February 16, 4:30 p.m. at the Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA.
- Discussion Following Sisters of Freedom: March 6, 5 p.m. at Haverford Branch, Free Library of Philadelphia, 5543 Haverford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA.
- Discussion Following Sisters of Freedom: March 19, 4 p.m., Paschalville Branch, Free Library of Philadelphia, 6942 Woodland Avenue, Philadelphia, PA.