Proud Memories - Preserving the Legacy of DC's LGBTQ+ Community

Library Takeout

Proud Memories - Preserving the Legacy of DC's LGBTQ+ Community

Saturday, June 20, 2020, 1 p.m.

For Pride month, join the library for an online demonstration of ways that you can help preserve and share the legacy of LGBTQ+ people in Washington, D.C. 

Library staff will demonstrate two ways that you can begin to help in the work of collecting and sharing these memories. In the first half of the hour, we will talk about oral history and how to use the StoryCorps Connect app to record memories of people in your life. We will discuss the StoryCorps OutLoud project and the importance of hearing these stories. 

Later, a staff member from the Library's Special Collections will discuss our DigDC digital archive which contains the Women in the Life archive as well as the Washington Blade collection. You'll learn more about these important LGBTQ+ community resources and about future opportunities to participate in community archiving. 

We will host the workshop on our Facebook Live page. No registration is necessary.