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February 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Archives of Ontario’s Archivist Melissa J. Nelson for a free, virtual talk on the power and potential of Black archival collections. Melissa positions these collections as tools for empowerment that allow Black record creators to reclaim the historical narrative. This talk celebrates Black record creators who documented and passed on their life’s stories.

Materials to be discussed will include the Wilma Morrison fonds.

Pre-Registration Required: https://bit.ly/3FYFpGV

About the Presenter

Melissa J. Nelson is an archivist, writer, and educator based in Toronto. She is currently an Archivist at the Archives of Ontario. Her work centres Black being and belonging in the archives to support collective healing and liberation movements. She holds a Master of Information Studies at McGill University. She also completed a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in History, with a minor in Sociology, from Carleton University.

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