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Jarrett M. Drake: A Public History Event

Wednesday, October 02, 2019, 06:00pm - 07:30pm

Archives and Power - A Public History Event with Jarrett M. Drake

"Liberatory Memory Work: Dispatches from the Field"

October 2, 2019


Community Room

New Brunswick Free Public Library

60 Livingston Ave
New Brunswick NJ 08901

Jarrett M. Drake is currently a PhD student in anthropology at Harvard University, where he engages in a variety of archival, educational, and organizing projects that pertain to prison abolition. Jarrett also facilitates workshops with grassroots organizations around topics of transformative justice, liberatory memory work, and digital archives. Prior to Harvard, Jarrett was the Digital Archivist at Princeton University as well as an advisory archivist for A People’s Archives of Police Violence in Cleveland. During his time at Princeton, he volunteered as an instructor in the New Jersey Scholarship and Transformative Education in Prisons (NJ-STEP) Consortium through the Princeton Prison Teaching Initiative, teaching preparatory and introductory college composition. Jarrett earned an M.S. in Information Science from the University of Michigan and B.A. in History from Yale University. He was born and raised in Gary, Indiana, where he graduated from Benjamin Banneker Achievement Center.

Sponsored by the Public History Program/Department of History


Flyer: Jarrett_Drake_Archives&Power_Liberatory_Memory_Work_PublicHistory_October_2_2019.pdf