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Arizona Queer Archives ~ Tucson’s LGBTQ Community Conversation
October 22, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Arizona Queer Archives ~ Building Our Histories Together
Community Conversation || Tucson
Tuesday, 22 October 2013
7 – 8 pm
Whistle Stop Depot, 127 W. 5th Street, Tucson, AZ
For more information, please visit: bit.ly/AzQueerArchives
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us to discuss how we will build a statewide archive to collect, preserve, make accessible, and exhibit our complex and diverse LGBTQ histories. The Arizona Queer Archives is an archive about, for, and by Arizona’s LGBTQ peoples.
Questions to consider:
• How might you participate in the AQA?
• What passions, skills & expertise could you offer?
• What collections already exist throughout the state?
• Who has been documenting our communities’ histories?
• How do we make this a statewide archive?
• How do we build an archive that resists further marginalizing parts of our communities?
• What histories would you like to see exhibited? Where?
About the Arizona Queer Archives
The Arizona Queer Archives is the state of Arizona’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) archive being established through the Institute for LGBT Studies at the University of Arizona. We are developing an archive that will benefit us today as we collect many histories, stories, movements, and then work with communities to engage with our collections in new and creative ways. We want an archive that is flexible and playful and one that is a living and breathing story of our lives.
What does QUEER mean for us?
The Arizona Queer Archives uses and pulls the verb “to queer” into the ways we will go about collecting, preserving, and making AQA collections accessible as we work closely with diverse LGBTQ communities throughout Arizona to develop an archive that is for, by, and about us. This work begins with a participatory ethic that permeates our principles, processes, and productions.
This is where you come in!
Alliance Fund of Southern Arizona, Arizona Humanities Council, Tucson Pima Arts Council (TPAC), Kresge Art in P.L.A.C.E. fund through TPAC, Institute for LGBT Studies, Southwest Feminists Reunite, Whistle Stop Depot, and many individual donors along the way. Thank you!