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  1. Activist archiving in Toronto
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    People gather in Toronto to discuss what many hope will grow into a movement for archiving grassroots histories.
  2. The Case for Grassroots Archives
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Grassroots archives play a valuable role in what has been called "the battle of memory". People's history projects such as grassroots archives preserve and share stories of resistance, hidden histories, and alternative visions.
  3. Connexions
    Volume 5, Number 3 - September 1980 - Racism/Racisme

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1980
  4. Connexions Archive seeks a new home
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    The Connexions Archive, a Toronto-based library dedicated to preserving the history of grassroots movements for social change, needs a new home.
  5. CUSO-VSO
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  6. Dark Age Ahead
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2004
    A dark age is a culture's dead end. Jacobs argues that our society is facing the coming of a dark age.
  7. Friends of Canadian Broadcasting
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
    An association of Canadians who share a commitment to expanding the quality and quantity of Canadian programming on our nation's airwaves.
  8. The Great Book Robbery
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    Published: 2012
    As Palestinians were expelled from their land in 1948, librarians from Israel’s National Library followed the militias as they forced their way into Palestinian homes. Their mission was to collect as many valuable books, manuscripts, photographs and artworks as possible – an estimated 70,000 books were seized.
  9. Mali: Timbuktu's literary gems face Islamists and decay in fight for survival
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    Daring by a dedicated few saved many manuscripts in Mali from Islamists.
  10. Memory as Resistance: Grassroots Archives and the Battle of Memory
    Preservation as subversion: Do grassroots archives have a future?

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    CONNEXIONS and Beit Zatoun are spotlighting grassroots archives this November with an open house and networking event November 24, a talk and discussion November 27, and an exhibit (November 16-27). Grassroots archives play a valuable role in what has been called “the battle of memory”. Mainstream media and institutions of power consign inconvenient histories, struggles, and alternative visions to what George Orwell called “the memory hole.” People’s history projects such as grassroots archives preserve and share stories of resistance, hidden histories, and alternative visions. Their role is particularly important as official archives are forced to restrict acquisitions, limit access and discard materials as funding is slashed.
  11. Museum of the World and Image
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    Challenges the "official narrative" that re-writes the Civil War as a struggle of "national security" against an "internal communist threat," manifested in the form of unions, student groups, human rights and refugee organizations, progressive Christian base communities, and the peasant insurgency of the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN).
  12. Royal BC Museum
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  13. Saving past is first step to the future
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    The archives of southern Sudan are all currently housed in a tent donated by USAid. Many documents have been damaged due to the poor storage facilities. The Rift Valley Institute, a non-profit research group and scholars from Oxford plan to digitize and find a permanent home for the collection in the near future.

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