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Film Studies Alumni Speaker Series: Xaviera Flores

Reclaiming Chicana/o Narratives Through Archival Forensics

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Love Library South Room: 102
1248 R St
Lincoln NE 68508
Additional Info: LLS
Target Audiences:
Film Studies program,
Xaviera Flores, a graduate of the UNL Film Studies program, will give a presentation on her work as the Librarian and Archivist at the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center. The talk, “Reclaiming Chicana/o Narratives Through Archival Forensics,” will examine how audiovisual and photograph materials are described in the Chicano Studies Research Center archival collections using a forensic science lens to rethink and retell stories from the Chicano movement directly from the community’s lived experiences.

The UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center is dedicated to the development of scholarly research on the Chicano-Latino population. A 2007 graduate of the Film Studies program, with minors in Communication Studies, French, and Sociology, Flores also earned an MS in Library and Information Science from Simmons College, specializing in Archives Management and Audiovisual Preservation. She has worked for such institutions as the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Arizona State University, and Boston College. Flores co-authored the paper “Breaking the Language Barrier: Describing Chicano Archives with Bilingual Finding Aids” in the American Archivist and has since continued to break down barriers and advocate for the Chicano-Latino populations’ access to their community history.

This event is sponsored by the Film Studies program and is free and open to the public.

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This event originated in English.