Symposium on student activism coming to ASU

students protesting for Black Lives Matter on the Tempe campus February 27-28, 2020
Hayden Library

Arizona State University will host the fourth national forum of Project STAND (Student Activism Now Documented) for a two-day symposium on the importance of student activism and the need to document historically marginalized voices.

With a focus on marginalized student identities (African American, LGBTQ, Chicano/a, differently abled, Asian Americans, Indigenous populations, etc.), the ASU Library aims to center underrepresented communities and their varying intersections, and the need for community-driven archives.

Funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the symposium is an invitation to students, faculty and community members committed to activism and social justice. Individuals and small groups are invited to submit a proposal on topics relating to the symposium’s theme: “Archiving from the Intersections and Community-Driven Archives.”

Topics might include:

  • Privacy, ethics, power of consent
  • Student activism as emotional labor
  • Students as creators, custodian and historian
  • Silences in the archives
  • Archivists as activists
  • Community-driven archives and outreach
  • Digital inclusion and preservation
  • Language and representation
  • Intergenerational and intersectional archives
  • Post-custodial archives
  • Generational trauma and healing
  • Right to be forgotten

The deadline for proposals is Friday, December 13. Proposals should be no more than 300 words. Notification of acceptance is January 10, 2020. For more information, contact Assistant University Archivist Shannon Walker at

Learn more about the ASU Library’s Community-Driven Archives.