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Digital Humanities Innovator to Present Keynote and Discussion

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Cal State Fullerton DEFCon and the Latinx Lab for Storytelling and Social Justice collaborate to present the 7th Annual Digital Humanities Keynote and Discussion with guest speaker Linda Garcia Merchant. Garcia Merchant is at the forefront of innovative digital humanities practice and co-founder of the Chicana por mi Raza Digital Memory Collective at The University of Texas at Austin as well as digital humanities consultant on the Afro-Chicanx Digital Humanities Project: Memories, Narratives and Oppositional Consciousness of Black Diasporas.

Building a community of practice begins with identifying a collective of practitioners, scholars, students and community members willing to engage in democratized methods to produce digital outcomes. Digital care insists that community members work in spaces of self-care, with an attention to trauma and an expectation that materials collected, mediated and articulated represent a shared vision. Digital work begins with the understanding that all knowledge is equal and important to the strategies and outcomes of these productions.

During the April 10, 2:30-3:45 p.m. keynote at Steven G. Mihaylo Hall, room 3230, Garcia Merchant will present a talk that rests at the intersections of digital humanities practice, community-centered research and critical archive studies entitled, “Using Digital Work and Digital Care to Create a Sustainable Community of Practice.” The event will include a moderated discussion with  Sarah Rafael Garcia, visiting professor in the Latinx Lab and CSUF DEFCon fellow.

This is a hybrid gathering. Participants can join in person on April 10 in the O’Brien Room on the third floor of Mihaylo Hall or via Zoom. For either in-person or virtual option, use the RSVP link.

Sarah Garcia