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CCDI Awardees will present on their projects at Summer Fuse.

CCDI’s Summer Fuse 2023–July 18th! Registration now open

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The Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI) will host its 2nd Annual Summer Fuse event on Tuesday, July 18th, noon-4pm EDT. This virtual event will feature our five new awardees, our current Scholar in Residence in conversation with an advisory board member, and a digital humanities panel on Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies. Join us! Click here to register for the event.

The theme for this year is “Celebrating the Nexus.” We chose this theme to emphasize CCDI’s commitment to serving as a nexus by connecting more people to the Library‘s digital collections, especially ones that center the following groups: Black, Indigenous, Hispanic or Latino, and Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and to each other.

Event schedule:

12:00 p.m. EDT
CCDI’s five new Higher Education and Libraries, Archives, and Museums awardees–Boone County Public Library, Guild Hall of East Hampton, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Houston Community College, and the University of New Mexico–will share their projects and answer questions from the audience.

1:45 p.m. EDT
Maya Cade, CCDI’s 2022-2024 Scholar in Residence and founder/creator of the Black Film Archive, will discuss her “Tenderness in Black Film” project with Dr. Andrè Brock, CCDI Advisory Board member. They will also take questions from the audience.

2:30 p.m. EDT
Jeffrey Yoo Warren, the 2023 Library of Congress Innovator in Residence, will moderate a panel on Asian American and Pacific Islander Digital Humanities. Featured panelists include Professors Aarati Akkapeddi, Jason Chang, Tao Leigh Goffe, Eric Hung, and H. Yumi Kim. They will also take questions from the audience.

This free event is open to all, but registration is required. Click here to register.

CCDI is part of the Library’s Of the People: Widening the Path program with support from the Mellon Foundation. This four-year program provides financial and technical support to individuals, institutions and organizations to create imaginative projects using the Library’s digital collections and centering one or more of the following groups: Black, Indigenous, Hispanic/Latinx, Asian American and Pacific Islander, and other communities of color from any of the 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and its territories and commonwealths (Puerto Rico, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, American Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands). Learn more about CCDI here.

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