NYC Looking for Black Disabled Women to Tell Their Stories

Dear National Black Disability Coalition,

The New York City Department of Records and Information Services’ (DORIS). DORIS preserves and provides public access to historical and contemporary records about New York City government through the Municipal Archives andLibrary, with collections dating back to the 1600s.

We are working with national organizations, like yourself, to collect stories for WomensActivism.NYC, a permanent digital archive listing the stories of inspiring women from around the world.  We hope to gather 20,000 stories by the close of 2020 in recognition of the 100th anniversary of women beginning to gain the right to vote in the United States. By
participating in this project, your organization has the chance to write women into history and ensure that stories that are often marginalized or forgotten live on through the New York City Municipal Archives.

We’d like to invite your members to contribute stories for the project as Volunteer Ambassadors. If you think that any of your members would be interested in participating in this virtual opportunity, please send them our way. We also ask that you share this fantastic project within your organization. We would love to have motivated and passionate writers like
your members contributing to this uniquely impactful project.

Finally, you and your members are welcome to join us for a live, virtual write-in event on Saturday, October 24th.  Our goal: writing and gathering stories of all the women who have improved our lives, from public figures to everyday heroines like teachers, health care workers, artists and authors.

Participants can choose to write their own original stories of past generations or research and gather inspiring stories online and edit to make them their own. RSVP here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/womensactivismnyc-story-a-thon-tickets-120417434789.

If you have any questions about this virtual volunteer opportunity, please don’t hesitate to ask at either volunteercoordinator@records.nyc.gov or womensactivism@records.nyc.gov .