In honor of March being Women's History Month, the Community-Driven Archives Initiative, with assistance from the Labriola National American Indian Data Center, has created a physical book display in Hayden Library (2nd floor) as well as a digital library guide accompanying the display.
We dedicate this Women's History Month book display and library guide to women around the world facing unique, ever-changing forms of patriarchy and antagonism in their daily lives. This collection was created to include voices from different groups of women, specifically focusing on texts that discuss womanhood and feminism in unique contexts across the world. Though we have included materials from LGBTQ, BIPOC, third world, disabled, and religious minority women, we recognize that no collection can be all-encompassing and encourage visitors to seek these materials as a jumping-off point to learn more about each respective topic.
While we may not necessarily agree with all of the views expressed by these content creators, we think it is crucial to share diverse stances on social issues to foster productive conversations and have different women speak for themselves in a way that they deem authentic in order to continue the fight for global women's rights. Our hope is that at least one of these materials is able to inspire strength, hope, and curiosity in our visitors.
The ASU Library acknowledges the twenty-three Native Nations that have inhabited this land for centuries. Arizona State University's four campuses are located in the Salt River Valley on ancestral territories of Indigenous peoples, including the Akimel O’odham (Pima) and Pee Posh (Maricopa) Indian Communities, whose care and keeping of these lands allows us to be here today. ASU Library acknowledges the sovereignty of these nations and seeks to foster an environment of success and possibility for Native American students and patrons. We are advocates for the incorporation of Indigenous knowledge systems and research methodologies within contemporary library practice. ASU Library welcomes members of the Akimel O’odham and Pee Posh, and all Native nations to the Library.