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Preservation, Care, Librarianship: Keeping Local Memory Alive

What is the value of care in librarianship? How are libraries defining and supporting their communities? In collaboration with the District of Columbia Public Library at the NOMA Fab Lab Pop-Up, we explored the ways libraries are integral to the community and cultural ecosystems, and the current challenges with maintaining accessibility to their local communities. […]

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a body of work: artist talks + tours (Transformer)

In our latest project, we’re exploring “Citation & Memory,” through art, community and dialogue. In our second installment, we hosted tours through Transformer‘s exhibition, “E15: A Body to Follow.” Highlighting the practices of citation and memory in the exhibit, the tours offered a fresh perspective on textile and fiber arts. Often secluded to the realm of craft and […]

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Check us out in xoNecole!

Ravon and I are super excited to share an interview we did with Jamee A. Swift of xoNecole! We loved the questions she posed, and getting to share our mission with an even wider audience.

Jamee wrote, “Although BGMB is only three years old, the organization has quickly become a go-to scholarly, professional, and community hub for the artistic curiosities, liberatory messages, progressive imaginations and praxis, and feminist entanglements of women of color artists across borders and boundaries.”

Please go check out the final interview at the link above, or keep reading here for more content from our conversation.

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Bad Brujas Only: Presenting at the 2018 Digital Humanities Conference

In June, Ravon and I headed to Mexico City to present a new project at the 2018 Digital Humanities Conference! We had an amazing time talking about the future of digital humanities work with everyone we met, and during our poster session, described our newest work, titled, Bad Brujas Only: Digital Presence, Embodied Protest, and Online Witchcraft. 

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Vote for Us in the BEACON Grant Program Community Voting Round!

With the launch of our project, Brown Art Ink, BGMB is excited to recognize and support women artists, culture workers, and communities of color throughout the Washington, D.C.-Baltimore area, through programming, cultivating dialogue, and providing funding. We recently applied for the BEACON Grant Program, an organization to support women-founders, and made it to the community […]

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Brown Girls On the Radio

Brown Girls On the Radio

Just when you thought we couldn’t get any more cross-platform, we found a new medium to dip our toes into! Last week, Ravon and I were featured on the Maryland Humanities Podcast, and aired on WYPR  Baltimore. Check out our episode, in which we discuss our mission to advocate for inclusion in cultural institutions.

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ICYMI: Ravon Ruffin and Lanae Spruce in The Lily!

It’s been a week — actually, it’s been a year. And in the spirit of celebrating when we can, I wanted to make sure to re-share an article that was all over my twitter feed last week, for good reason. For their amazing work strategizing social media for the National Museum of African American History […]

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Beyond the Walls: Building the Capacity for Community

Last week we had the pleasure of being the keynote speakers for the 2017 Small Museum Association Annual Conference. Needless to say, we were honored to have the opportunity and were excited to share in the importance of small museum institutions to the future of museums. Below is a brief––very brief––overview of our keynote presentation. […]

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Last Words in Old Conversations: Redefining DC Art

As 2016 comes to a close, we inevitably find ourselves in a state of reflection––on the course of the year, the recent election, and looking toward the future. We were honored to be invited to join a conversation hosted by ArtTable DC, State of Art 3, that would allow us to do this contemplation around […]

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Radical Acts of Self-Preservation

When I was invited to speak at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) for their Digital Dialogue series, I had previously been thinking more on the use of social and digital media platforms as sites of radical archiving, as alternatives pushing the bounds on traditional notions of archives. Here are some brief highlights from my talk: […]

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