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A photo of project team Members from left: Badar Hamdani (videographer), Phanat Xanamane (project director), Sami Haggood (assistant director), documenting the Louisiana Lao New Year Festival at Wat Thammarattanaram.

Community Collection Grants Recipients: Sabaidee Pi Mai: Documenting Lao New Year in Iberia Parish, Louisiana

Posted by: Michelle Stefano

 This is a guest post comprised of notes, observations, and an interview by Sami Haggood (Project Assistant Director) with Phanat Xanamane (Project Director) on their project, the Louisiana Lao New Year Archive, as part of the Of the People blog series featuring the 2022 awardees of the American Folklife Center’s Community Collections Grants program. The …

A photo of Alondra Ceballos, a 2022 CCDI Jr Fellow.

CCDI Junior Fellow Spotlight: Alondra Ceballos

Posted by: Olivia Dorsey

This blog post is the final in a series that features the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI) Junior Fellows from the Library’s 2022 Junior Fellows program. These posts highlight each fellow and the projects they developed. CCDI funded six interns in this year’s virtual 10-week program. CCDI is part of the Library’s Mellon-funded Of the …

A photo of Ghazal Ghazi, a 2022 CCDI Jr Fellow.

CCDI Junior Fellow Spotlight: Ghazal Ghazi

Posted by: Olivia Dorsey

This blog post is the fifth in a series that features the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI) Junior Fellows from the Library’s 2022 Junior Fellows program. These posts highlight each fellow and the projects they developed. CCDI funded six interns in this year’s virtual 10-week program. CCDI is part of the Library’s Mellon-funded Of the …

A photo of Megan Bauerle, a 2022 CCDI Jr Fellow.

CCDI Junior Fellow Spotlight: Megan Bauerle

Posted by: Olivia Dorsey

This blog post is the fourth in a series that features the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI) Junior Fellows from the Library’s 2022 Junior Fellows program. These posts highlight each fellow and the projects they developed. CCDI funded six interns in this year’s virtual 10-week program. CCDI is part of the Library’s Mellon-funded Of the …

A photo of Camille Dantzler, a 2022 CCDI Jr Fellow.

CCDI Junior Fellow Spotlight: Camille Dantzler

Posted by: Olivia Dorsey

This blog post is the third in a series that features the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI) Junior Fellows from the Library’s 2022 Junior Fellows program. These posts highlight each fellow and the projects they developed. CCDI funded six interns in this year’s virtual 10-week program. CCDI is part of the Library’s Mellon-funded Of the …

A photo of Cailee Beltran., a 2022 CCDI Jr Fellow.

CCDI Junior Fellow Spotlight: Cailee Beltran

Posted by: Olivia Dorsey

This blog post is the second in a series that features the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI) Junior Fellows from the Library’s 2022 Junior Fellows program. These posts highlight each fellow and the projects they developed. CCDI funded six interns in this year’s virtual 10-week program. CCDI is part of the Library’s Mellon-funded Of the …

A photo of Roger Davis, Jr., a 2022 CCDI Jr Fellow.

CCDI Junior Fellow Spotlight: Roger Davis, Jr.

Posted by: Olivia Dorsey

This blog post is the first in a series that features the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI) Junior Fellows from the Library’s 2022 Junior Fellows program. These posts highlight each fellow and the projects they developed. CCDI funded six interns in this year’s virtual 10-week program. CCDI is part of the Library’s Mellon-funded Of the …

A woman records a young man speaking as they sit together at a table

Grant Application Period Extended: CCDI Higher Education and Libraries, Archives, Museums Opportunities

Posted by: Olivia Dorsey

The Connecting Communities Digital Initiative team has extended the application deadline for its Higher Education and Libraries, Archives, Museums opportunities. The Library intends to award up to three Libraries, Archives, Museums grants and up to three Higher Education grants. We will award up to $50,000 for each grant and will support projects of up to …

A woman records a young man speaking as they sit together at a table

Connecting Communities Digital Initiative: Introducing Erika Gault

Posted by: Leah Weinryb-Grohsgal

We are pleased to announce that Erika Gault has joined the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI) as a program specialist. We interviewed Erika about her role in CCDI, her experience in digital ethnography and Black Cultural Studies, and the opportunities she sees with digital initiatives at the Library.  CCDI is supported by a generous grant …