The Free Library Presents “Chronicling Resistance” A Series of Public Programs

The Free Library of Philadelphia presents a series of public programs that will expand on the history of activism in Philadelphia through “Chronicling Resistance.” The exhibition and public programs will be available through January 31, 2023.

Chronicling Resistance is an exhibition that features artifacts, rare books, archival ephemera, oral histories, and original artwork from the archives of the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL). The exhibition will reveal what eight local activists, cultural organizers, and artists unearthed when they dug deep into the same archives that historically excluded their voices and perspectives. Chronicling Resistance “challenges the systemic erasure of Black, Brown, and LGBTQ+ people from the historical record, breaks silences, and uncovers new ways of understanding and enacting resistance.”

Programs include:

January 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

“Our resistance is rooted In …” Seed Swap and Story Exchange

January 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Archiving BIPOC Life and Culture

January 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Scholarship By and For the People: Scholar-Activists in Conversation

January 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

From the Caribbean to the Carolinas: Celebrating Our Cooking Roots with Chef Shayla

January 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Mutual Aid: How Neighbors Are Helping Neighbors

January 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Solèy Midi (or Midday Sun) with Recording Artist Talie Cerin

For more information on the programs, click here.