Browse by author: Michelle Caswell

Archives for Liberation

An excerpt from Dr. Michelle Caswell's new book, Urgent Archives: Enacting Liberatory Memory Work, in which she discusses how archives like SAADA catalyze their records into action and support social justice organizing.

The Archival Spark

"I look at the footage and I think, who were these people? Their faces are so young and they look so different from the faces I remember growing up, there were smiles on them, not knowing what the future would hold." On March 8, 2019, SAADA co-founder Michelle Caswell facilitated a series of conversations with Dorothy Dhillonn (wife of the late Sharanjit Singh Dhillonn), Bibi Dhillonn and Ravi Dhillonn (the daughters of Dorothy and Sharanjit), and musician Zain Alam.

SAADA and the Community-Based Archives Model: What Is a Community-Based Archives Anyway?

SAADA co-founder Michelle Caswell explains the differences between community-based archives and mainstream institutional repositories