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