Fri, 12 Feb | Online screening

The Archivettes - film screening

7pm For more than 40 years, the Lesbian Herstory Archives has combated lesbian invisibility by literally rescuing history from the trash. Sponsored by Border Women.
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The Archivettes - film screening

Time & Location

12 Feb, 19:00 – 20:10
Online screening

About the Event

It’s often said that one can’t know where they’re going if they don’t know from where they came. For The Archivettes, a group of women who fought, and continue to fight, to document lesbian history through the Lesbian Herstory Archives, this couldn’t be more true. 

Founded in the 1970s in a New York City apartment, The Lesbian Herstory Archives is now the world’s largest collection of materials by and about lesbians. For more than 40 years, the all-volunteer organization has striven to combat lesbian invisibility by literally rescuing history from the trash.

Frustrated by misogyny and homophobia within academia, Deborah Edel and Joan Nestle co-founded the archives for those conducting research, both professional and personal. Over the years, the organization has witnessed many of the major milestones in LGBTQ+ history and has weathered several storms. Today, with its founders in their seventies, the archives are facing new challenges, including a change in leadership and the rise of digital technology.

Exploring the fascinating origins of the organization, THE ARCHIVETTES is a tribute to second-wave feminism and intergenerational connection, as well as an urgent rallying cry for continued activism in a politically charged moment.

Oh - and the fabulous news is that, if you cannot make it at 7pm on Friday 12th February then your link will stay live until midnight on Sunday 14th February so you can use it at any time over the weekend to watch the film!

This event is sponsored by Border Women network for lesbian & bisexual women :

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