Climate Strike Teach-Ins

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ENGLISH – This September 20th, 2019 archivists around the world alongside young people and adults across the US and world held strikes for climate action. Throughout this day archivists also held Teach Ins focused on various topics of archival practices and the archivist’s relationship to climate change. These Teach Ins provided insights and serve as a launching point for future actions against climate change. By joining international efforts to raise awareness of climate change, archivists joined the global community to tell leaders across the world that we too demand climate action. Archivists along with others in the library, museum, and information community joined together to contribute to this multigenerational multidisciplinary climate movement. Read below about how this year’s strike paved the way for learning about how archives and archivists impact climate change and helped set the stage for a new era of just and equitable climate action.

The September 20, 2019 Global Climate Strike represents the beginning of a long series of conversations demanding quick and just climate actions. Consider joining the movement by reviewing the created modules or suggested readings available for download here.

Teaching Modules: http://bit.ly/2lUocZ6

Zotero Library: http://bit.ly/Archives4ClimateActionRead

SEPT. 20 EVENTBRITE PAGE (http://bit.ly/2ktyQGg) set up to show solidarity with archivists from around the world and communicated details the nearest Teach In in the area. Teach Ins were held in various locations. Page also includes individual event pages for each Teach In action.

SEPT. 20 VIRTUAL TWITTER TEACH IN
An ALL DAY Twitter Teach In that invited participants to talk archives, archivists, and climate change using the hashtag #Archivists4ClimateAction. Participants use this hashtag to talk in various languages, suggested articles, or posed and responded to questions related to the issue of Climate Change and archives.

As part of this online Teach In, participating archivists also briefly discussed the following article: “Dying Well In the Anthropocene: On the End of Archivists” by Samantha R. Winn


IN PERSON TEACH IN (these were the confirmed locations as of 9/19/19)

  • Austin, TX, U.S.A. 
    • Location: University of Texas Student Union Courtyard from 9 am to 12 pm
    • Event Link: http://bit.ly/2lWFncw
  • Melbourne, Australia
    • Location: Clyde Hotel (385 Cardigan St, Carlton) from 4 pm – 6 pm

This is a Project ARCC and Archivists Against History Repeating Itself sponsored action. Part of the Global Climate Strike 2019.

Share this page: bit.ly/archivistclimatestrike19

Download promotional materials (flyers/infosheets in multiple languages): http://bit.ly/2kAVU61

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2 Comments

  1. I’m an archivist at Arizona State University. I’ve been discussing this project with some of our archives student workers and they’re very interested in getting involved. Are there any additional resources you might share? And any chance that we could also hold a teach in on the 20th, or a future date?

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