Building an Anti-Racist Digital Curation Curriculum

October 15, 2021

11:30am-12:30pm Pacific / 2:30-3:30pm Eastern

Jessica Farrell, BitCuratorEdu Project; Grace Muñoz, UCLA; Ricky Punzalan, University of Michigan iSchool; Hannah Wang, BitCuratorEdu Project

Recent events such as the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on minoritized communities, ongoing police brutality and anti-Black violence, and the increasing number of Asian hate crimes have produced calls for action across communities. Although they are recent, these events represent historical patterns of racial violence and systemic racism within the U.S. that require an honest reckoning with our past and present, including the legacies we continue to uphold in our pedagogy as educators and researchers in digital curation. In this facilitated workshop, speakers and participants will answer the question: What constitutes anti-racist pedagogy(ies) in digital curation and digital forensics? In this discussion we hope to engage educators from multiple contexts and backgrounds, not limiting the perspective to academic institutions but also bringing in peer trainers and instructors in continuing education. We view this workshop as an opportunity to start a continuing conversation in the digital curation community about how we approach the teaching of these tools and concepts, with the hopes that this will lead to more conversations in the future and the shaping of an actionable vision of how anti-racist pedagogies could and should shape how we teach digital curation and digital forensics.

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