Archives Month Philly: Defiant Archives

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On display in City Hall through early December, Defiant Archives: Trans Histories of Existence, Resistance, and Brilliance is a community-collected and -curated exhibit that tells stories of transgender and gender nonconforming activists in Philadelphia. Varied media ranging from newspaper clippings, flyers, and pamphlets, to oral histories and videos, to personal artwork, and more, are sourced largely from private collections. The vibrant exhibit embodies an intimate mode of documentary history and archival collecting outside of traditional institutions, and amplifies voices from a community that is all too often silenced or ignored. Be sure to see it for yourself before December 4th!

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