Save the Date: Spring 2024 Symposium
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Featuring training from Right to Be on
Bystander Intervention and Conflict De-Escalation in the Workplace

April 8, 2024

10 am - 3pm
Lunch to be included

Philadelphia, PA 


Sonesta Rittenhouse Square
1800 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone icon (215) 561-7500

Symposium room rate is $189/night
Deadline to reserve at group rate is March 18, 2024

Overnight parking is $54.00


It's MARAC's first symposium!

For this inaugural symposium we're seeking lightning talks (approximately 7-8 minutes in length) related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in archives and special collections.

Potential topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Labor (contingent, unpaid, union, management, disability/accessibility)
  • Interpersonal interactions in the workplace
  • Reparative Justice/addressing legacy practices
  • Community Archives
  • Funding disparities
  • Mitigating trauma for staff/patrons

We are seeking proposals that reflect varied personal and professional experiences, including individual, institutional, and geographic diversity. Proposals should be 50-100 words describing the topic of your talk with a few clarifying and descriptive sentences.

Please submit proposals via the submission form. Proposals are due September 30, 2023.

Questions? Contact Diversity & Inclusion Committee Chair: [email protected]