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Librarians and Archivists with Palestine Open House

Tuesday June 17, 2014
6-9pm

Join Librarians and Archivists with Palestine (LAP) for the launch of a new network of information workers in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for self-determination.

Come to the open house to find out how you can become a LAP member and to be among the first to see our display of artwork, photos, and zines from a new portfolio created with Booklyn Artists Alliance. Members of the network will share the new website librarianswithpalestine.org, which features profiles on archives, libraries, cultural heritage institutions, and grassroots media projects in Palestine; information about critical issues like barriers to information access and the preservation of material culture; and photos and a compilation of LAP-produced zines and articles.

This network evolved from Librarians and Archivists to Palestine—a delegation of information workers who traveled to Palestine in the summer of 2013. The group connected with colleagues in libraries, archives, and cultural centers, where they exchanged ideas, shared skills, and began developing concrete relationships based on mutual solidarity. They hope to continue and expand upon this work through the formation of the network Librarians and Archivists with Palestine.

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