2023 Travel Fund Award Winners!

29 Mar 2023 5:05 PM | Doris Cardenas (Administrator)

Congratulations to the winners of the 2023 Archives and Archivists of Color Travel Fund Award

The Archives and Archivists of Color interest group is pleased to announce that the winners of the 2023 Travel Fund Award are Angelica Hernandez and olivier.

Angelica Hernandez- Angelica is the archivist for the Puerto Rican Cultural Center (PRCC) community archive. In her personal statement she wrote, “My interests, as an archivist and member of my communities, include participatory archival practices, post-custodial models, and community archives. I want to be a part of the new generation of archivist activists who prioritizes the stories, experiences, and memories of those often silenced by traditional archives and archival practices. I am beyond inspired by Black archivists and Indigenous archival practices that seek to upend archives as we currently know them. My career goals are deeply rooted in community building, establishing ethics of care, and social justice.”

olivier- olivier is an artist researcher for Sixty Inches From Center, as well as a collection assistant at the Art Institute of Chicago and an archival processing assistant at McCormick Library of Special Collections and University Archives at Northwestern University. In their personal statement they wrote, “As Sixty Inches From Center’s artist-researcher, I have learnt that my passion lies in community archives, especially for BIPOC. MAC’s workshops like A Metadata Tool for Oral History Projects will be instrumental, and so is Archives as Community Assets. My writing on “care” in archives was recently awarded the Community Award of 2022 by up//root, a publication of WeHere, an organisation for BIPOC in libraries. I am excited about listening to different people with their passions and projects in archives, and how they will impact my investigations in this feverish industry.”

The Travel Fund Award will pay for registration to the 2023 MAC Conference being held in Chicago April 12-15. Thank you to everyone who contributed towards this award, especially the award selection committee of Rene Aranzamendez, Jerice Barrios, Doris Cardenas, Kheir Fakhreldin, and Rebekah McFarland.

CAA members, if you're going to MAC this year, please be sure to say hello to Angelica and olivier!

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