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Community Driven Archives Initiative Fund

Community Driven Archives Initiative Fund

Learn more about your impact

Your gift supports the Community-Driven Archives (CDA) Initiative, established in 2017, as we build relationships with historically marginalized communities (Latinx, Black, Asian and Pacific Islander, Indigenous, and LGBTQ). In order to address erasure and inequities in Arizona’s archives, the CDA team creates intergenerational and intersectional safe spaces that support lifelong learning, acknowledge historical trauma, and center the lived experiences of communities.

Seeing yourself in history, probably for the first time, and then reflecting on it leads to personal and collective healing. We humanize ourselves and others when we work with archives and share our stories. The BIPOC and LGBTQ community in Arizona has experienced and survived so much generational trauma. Your support can makes these collections accessible to people in person and online, promoting tolerance and an accurate representation of Arizona history."

Nancy Godoy, director, Community-Driven Archives Initiative

Impact of Donor Support

  • Donors bring the world’s brightest minds to Arizona by supporting endowed chairs and professorships.
  • Leaders rise to the top. The Tip of the Fork program enables Sun Devil student-athletes to develop leadership skills through volunteering in their community.
  • Entrepreneurship thrives at ASU. Two examples: The Prepped program supporting minority entrepreneurs has fueled 100 small businesses.
  • And the Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative has supported 1,000+ students and 297 unique ventures over 15 years.

Learning that Arizona’s marginalized communities have historically been excluded from archival collections inspired me to donate in order to preserve and share the stories of Arizona’s diverse people and communities.

Jennie Duvernay, ASU Library donor

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