Evidence of Things Seen:
A Conversation About the Archives with
Christopher Stahling and Steven G. Fullwood
Monday, December 7 | 6:00– 7:00 PM (EST)
Who authorizes the storyteller? Who offers our communities spaces to be archived and to be heard? How is Black joy archived? What sustains the builders of archives? These and other questions will be addressed by Christopher Stahling, founder of the In the Life 2.0 project, in conversation with Steven G. Fullwood, public archivist and filmmaker. Throughout their conversation, Stahling and Fullwood will share information about their current archival projects, ITL 2.0, the Black Theatre Commons and the Nomadic Archivist Project, as well as the challenges and joys of working with and for community archives.
Steven G. Fullwood is an independent archivist and co-founder of the Nomadic Archivists Project, an initiative that partners with organizations, institutions, and individuals to establish, preserve, and enhance collections that explore the African Diasporic experience. Fullwood is the former project director for the Center for Black Visual Culture at New York University, and former assistant curator of the Manuscripts, Archives & Rare Books Division, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. His published works include Black Gay Genius: Answering Joseph Beam’s Call and Carry the Word: A Bibliography of Black LGBTQ Books. He is the co-host of In the Telling, a black family podcast, and regular contributor to The American Age podcast. Visit Fullwood on Twitter @stevengfullwood and Facebook @stevengfullwood.
Christopher Stahling is a multi-disciplinary visual artist, life coach and chef, native of Harlem. Christopher uses his mental health background to support clients with their wellness through a community centered approach. Christopher is the curator of the “In the Life 2.0: Everybody Needs A Witness” oral history project, where he works to obtain, archive and share stories of the rich life and times of Black trans, non-binary, fluid, and queer people from all works of life throughout the African diaspora. Christopher is a graduate of City College, CUNY in Psychology & Studio Art. Visit him on Instagram @insatiablelion or at Everybodyneedsawitness.com.
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