Cinda May, Chair of the Special Collections Department, will participate by invitation in the “Envisioning the Future of Catholic Religious Archives: A Working Conference” to be held at Boston College, July 11-13, 2018.
The working conference is “a ground-breaking effort by religious leaders, archivists and historians to address preservation and access issues, to identify possible solutions and to be part of developing a national strategic plan to confront the challenge.”
The conference will consist small group activities designed to feed into a scalable national strategy to address the needs of Catholic Religious Archives.
One of the conference chairs invited Ms. May to submit an application because of her work InDiPres and digital preservation.
The Souls of Black Girls is an award-winning provocative news documentary that raises the question of whether or not women of color may be suffering from a self-image disorder as a result of trying to attain the standards of beauty that are celebrated in media images. The candid piece features interviews with young women discussing their self-image as well as social commentary from Rapper/Political Activist Chuck D, Actresses Regina King and Jada Pinkett Smith, PBS Washington Week Moderator Gwen Ifill and Cultural Critic Michaela Angela Davis, among others.
Multicultural Services and Program’s Conversation Corner is dedicated to starting conversations about hard to talk about topics.
6pm Monday February 12, Library Events Area
02/05/2017 – Paragraph 175 Film & Discussion (6:00-8:00 pm) Library Events Area
Shortly after the Nazis became the only legal party in the Third Reich, homosexual men and women became the target of police raids and interrogation. Under a section of the existing 1871 German Penal code, known as Paragraph 175, made sexual acts between men a punishable act. In 1935, the Nazi regime revised the Paragraph 175 to make homosexuality illegal. This film follows the personal stories of gay men and women who survived Nazi persecution. Dorothy Chambers, from C.A.N.D.L.E.S. Museum, will lead the discussion.