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The Legacy of Race at Willowbrook: Archives and the Power of Representation

by Valerie Forrestal on 2022-10-03T13:33:00-04:00 | 0 Comments
Dormitory, empty with tightly spaced beds, on one of which is a toy bear, c. 1970

Eric Aerts Collection
The College of Staten Island Archives & Special Collections

Please join us on Thursday, October 27th at 2:30pm for an American Archives Month Program featuring Jorge Matos Valldejuli. Jorge Matos Valldejuli is an Assistant Professor and Reference Librarian at Hostos Community College at The City University of New York. A former librarian at the Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños Library & Archives at Hunter College, his research examines the intersections between race, class and gender in the history of the Willowbrook State School. He has a forthcoming article in the journal Latino Studies titled, “‘Together We Arrived and Together We Shall Leave’: The Gouverneur Parents Association and the Politics of Race and Disability in Postwar New York.” He is also published in the online journal The Activist History Review.

This is an in-person event that will be held in the CSI Archives (1L-216), in celebration of American Archives Month, which is observed nationally during October to celebrate and promote the rich documentary heritage of our nation and the importance of archival and historical records to our lives.

This is a CC CLUE Event.

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