Announcing Winners of 2019 Archives and Archivists of Color Travel Fund Award

27 Feb 2019 3:59 PM | Jerice Barrios

Thanks to the support and generosity of the Chicago Area Archivists community, the Archives and Archivists of Color Interest Group raised $1600 and are able to support the travel and participation of two early career colleagues to this year's MAC conference in Detroit.

The winners of this year's Archives and Archivists of Color Travel Fund Awards are Kheir Fakhreldin and Rebekah McFarland:

Kheir Fakhreldin - Kheir is a 2011 graduate of the University of Michigan's School of Information program. He currently works at the Newberry Library and at WBEZ. Kheir has found the CAA community helpful as he pursues his career in archives and hopes that " attending the Midwest Archives Conference, I will be able to meet more archivists of color as well as non-minority archivist allies who are working toward making our historical record reflect American cultural diversity."

Rebekah McFarland - Rebekah is a 2014 MLIS graduate of Dominican University. She is currently archivist for Sisters of the Living Word. This will be her first MAC conference and already she has jumped in with both feet! Look for her among the panelists on the Imposter Syndrome session.

Thanks again to everyone who contributed towards this award. Your generosity and participation has supported five colleagues' attendance of MAC's annual conference in the last two years. If you're headed to MAC in Detroit, please be sure to say hello to Kheir and Rebekah.

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