This guide is intended to provide organized access to the archival collections' finding aids, as well as access to additional resources including videos of oral histories, digitized materials, websites, and recordings of past events and exhibitions that document community and civic engagement.
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Over 2,000 zines donated to the University of Miami Libraries by former residents of the Firefly, a local Miami collective house and important part of Miami's punk rock and activist subcultures. Zines are typically independent and self published booklets popular in underground subcultures. This collection is significant for its materials documenting political beliefs and causes such as anarchism, direct action, women's rights, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender (LGBT) rights and environmentalism. Access the collection's finding aid here.
Haitian Women of Miami-Fanm Ayisyen Nan Miyami (FANM) was founded in 1991 to work for the "social and political empowerment" of Haitian women and their families. FANM is an advocacy and social service agency in Little Haiti and serves the needs of low income women and their families as well as victims of abuse, neglect, violence, discrimination and racism.
The records include correspondence, flyers, posters and educational publications as well as photographs of rallies and events from the Haitian Women of Miami. Scrapbooks and newspapers from Haiti and the diaspora- such as "Le Floridien" and "The Haitian Times"- document political events and ongoing activism of women organizations, immigrant activists as well as local community happenings. The collection also includes substantial documentation of the activism of one of the organization's most notable activists, Marleine Bastien.
Panelists included Will Pestle, an associate professor of anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences, Silvia Pérez, farmworker leader of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, and Natali Rodríguez, a national staff member of the Student/Farmworker Alliance, engaging in a discussion on the many issues in farm labor described in the documentary, which premiered at the 2014 Berlin Film Festival and is gaining national exposure on Netflix streaming. Food Chains is available for checkout at Richter Library as well as via the educational video streaming database, Alexander Street Press, here.
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