Your Voices Webinar: Central Coast Queer Archive Project

Webcast Steven Ruszczycky Rowan Waters David Weisman

Our third webinar features guest speakers Steven Ruszczycky, Rowan Waters, and David Weisman of the Central Coast Queer Archive Project.

The CCQAP is a collaborative, community-based effort tasked with documenting the history of queer and trans* lives on the California Central Coast. The project values the specificity of individual lives, and so they mean the terms “queer and trans*” to encompass not only the recognized range of historically marginalized LGBTQ+ identities, but also the lives of those that do not readily fit into intelligible categories of gender or sexuality.

When not simply overlooked or ignored, such lives have been actively excluded from the official records archived in institutions of public memory. However, much of the historical information pertaining to queer and trans* lives does survive in the memories of people.

For that reason, the CCQAP aims to recover and preserve those first-hand accounts through recorded interviews and the collection of relevant supplementary materials.

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