On July 23, 2019, TRL hosted a Map Room event for Prof. Krystal Strong's Re/Member Black Philadelphia Project, which brought undergraduates and graduate students from Penn and students from the School District of Philadelphia into conversation about maps, resource disparity, and Philadelphia. The mapping workshop was taught by myself and Girmaye Misgna, the Mapping and … Continue reading Mapping disparity in Philadelphia
Community archiving initiatives frequently call for recovering, often by foregrounding, the voices and persons that frequently fall outside of the collecting missions of traditional repositories. Activists and archivists join researchers and historians in wondering how the stories we tell, and the frameworks we use, to understand various historical moment might change if we centered underrepresented … Continue reading The Digital Archive and Responsible Counter Narrative Building
Recently, I attended the 2nd Annual Data for Black Lives (D4BL) conference at the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge MA, a gathering of scientists, technologists, activists, and organizers who want to use data to make impactful changes to the lived experience of Black people globally. I sat in on conference panels, keynotes, and engaged in … Continue reading Data for Advocacy
I’m Jennifer Garcon, the Bollinger Fellow in Public and Community Data Curation. I help develop archiving and preservation initiatives with an eye toward protecting and safeguarding vulnerable data. A central component of my work is developing partnerships and strategies that ensure equitable access to data and promote data advocacy. I’m a historian of media and … Continue reading Remember These?