Archives Awareness Week

November 15-21, 2020


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The AABC is pleased to celebrate our 30th Anniversary and the 20th annual BC Archives Awareness Week!

Archives Week is our annual celebration to draw public attention to the importance of the province's nearly 200 archival institutions. British Columbia's annual Archives Week takes place the third week in November.

Each year, institutions are encouraged to think of ways that they can celebrate Archives Week in your community. Your activity does not have to be related to the year's chosen theme; the goal is to raise public awareness of the importance of archival records.

Plan an event to showcase your archives and raise public awareness. Ideas include: creating an exhibit, organizing an open house, giving tours, offering special workshops or seminars or writing an article for the local newspaper.


The theme of the November 2020 Archives Week is "Archiving Activism".

Join us for these activities or explore daily themes within your institution.

Themes and social media topics

Monday, November 16 - Accessibility and Archives

Tuesday, November 17 - Environmental Justice

Wednesday, November 18 - Language Based Activism in Archives

Thursday, November 19 - Racial Justice in Archives

Friday, November 20 - Sexual/Gender Based Activism in Archives


Monday, November 16 - 10:00am - 12:00pm "UnConference 2020"

by donation, presenter-led UnConference highlighting the relationship between archival practice and activism in BC, including: social justice, equity work, and systematic change initiatives. Global demands for social justice, equity, and systemic change are being heard across sectors. How are archives across BC meeting those demands by taking part in, responding to, and archiving activism? 


Donate Here:

This event will be held by donation to increase accessibility and contribute to the AABCs annual UBC School of Information student awards and ACA@UBC conference support.


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