Safe Spaces for LGBTQ2S+ Archivists

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The Archives Association of Ontario (AAO) is hosting a number of virtual safe spaces over the next year, including spaces for LGBTQ2S+ archivists.

These spaces are for LGBTQ2S+ archivists to connect and meet with one another in an informal, participant-driven environment. Folks must identify as LGBTQS+ to participate.

I’m going to be acting as the moderator/facilitator for the LGBTQ2S+ spaces and would love for folks to share this with others who might find the space useful. Registration is required but the space is open to both AAO members and other archives folks.

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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 44: Safe and Brave Spaces

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Welcome back to season two of the Historical Reminiscents podcast.  In this episode, I talk about safe spaces, braver spaces, and building welcoming physical and digital spaces for dialogue. I also introduce the new Rapid Reads segment to the podcast.

I would love to hear your thoughts on the terms brave space and safe space. Leave a comment or send me a message on Twitter.

Mentioned in this episode:
-Brian Arao and Kristi Clemens, “From Safe Spaces to Brave Spaces: A New Way to Frame Dialogue Around Diversity and Social Justice.” (PDF)
-Alison Cook-Sather, “Creating Brave Spaces within and through Student-Faculty Pedagogical Partnerships” (PDF)

Rapid Reads:
Lady Science, Libraries and Tech Series

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