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Tacoma Community Archives Co-design and Participatory Mapping Workshop
Why are we holding this workshop?
This workshop will provide vital information that will shape the rest of the project and we need your help!

What will be covered in the workshop?
1. An overview of Community Archives.
The Project Team will provide a general overview of the concept of Community Archives and the Tacoma Community Archives Center Project.

2. Interactive Mapping Activity.
Participants will work in small groups to attach Tacoma stories to locations using an interactive map. This activity will allow the Project Team to gather information on possible sources of stories for the project and begin gaining an understanding of what stories the community is most interested in sharing and preserving.

3. Archives Co-Design Small Group Discussions.
Working in small groups using the breakout room feature, participants will be led in discussion by a member of the Project Team around how certain aspects of the Tacoma Community Archives Center will be managed.

For example: What should be the scope of the Tacoma Community Archives Center’s collections? Whose stories have been under-investigated or under-represented in the local history narrative? What types of material should we be focused on collecting (oral stories, written reflections, digitized photographs, etc.)?

The workshops will be led by Jason Young, Marika Cifor, and Chris Jowaisas of the University of Washington with support from Anna Trammell of the Tacoma Public Library.

You need to be at least 18 years old to participate in the workshop and must complete a consent form at the beginning of the workshop to continue participating. A link to the consent form will be provided at the beginning of the Zoom meeting.

If you have any questions prior to the meeting please contact Chris Jowaisas at

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (Grant LG-250126-OLS-21)

Dec 11, 2021 11:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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