ASU Library Community Driven Archives
NEA Big Read Partner 2021
About ASU Library Community Driven Archives
Established in 2017 with the support of Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, ASU Library's Community-Driven Archives Initiative is dedicated to helping under-served and under-represented communities in Arizona learn how to preserve their history for future generations. We center the lived experiences and knowledge of community members who identify as Latinx, Black, Asian & Pacific Islander, Indigenous, and LGBTQ+ and promote equal ownership of archives and shared stewardship responsibilities.
About NEA Big Read
NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. This event is presented as part the NEA Big Read: Phoenix, celebrating Indigenous literary arts and culture in the Valley with over 25 talks, workshops, performances, book clubs, art exhibits other virtual events inspired by The Round House by Louise Erdrich. NEA Big Read: Phoenix is presented by the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University with additional support from Arizona Humanities, Phoenix Public Library, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Humanities Division at ASU. Find events, meet our partners, and start reading today at http://piper.asu.edu/big-read.
Support Indigenous Communities
The Phoenix Indian Center is the oldest American Indian non-profit organization of its kind in the United States, providing workforce development, cultural enrichment, and other vital services to Indigenous communities throughout the Valley for over 70 years. To support their work, visit their website at https://phxindcenter.org/financial-support/, click the donate button, enter an amount, and enter "NEA Big Read" in the description. Please consider making a gift to the Phoenix Indian Center today.