The big ambition of Equality Archive is to digitally present multidimensional issues, people, and history relevant to feminist thought and action in the United States.1 As an Open Education Resource (OER), it blurs genre—analog and digital, scholarly and popular, theory and practice—to offer a free and reliable source of knowledge and activist opportunities for a generation trained to seek information via Google and YouTube. Equality Archive's ongoing project is responsively built with open-source technology and adheres to the principles of fair use. Each entry is composed by a feminist professor, artist, or activist and originally peer reviewed by colleagues at the Feminist Press, now peer reviewed by its own collective of feminist specialists. The content created by Equality Archive contributors is licensed under Creative Commons, which allows authors and creators to retain some rights to their work while releasing the content to the public domain so...
Equality Archive: Open Educational Resources as Feminist Praxis http://equalityarchive.com/
Shelly Eversley teaches literature, feminism, and black studies at Baruch College, the City University of New York, where she is an associate professor of English. She is the founder of Equality Archive and author of The “Real” Negro: The Question of Authenticity in Twentieth Century African American Literature (Routledge, 2004) as well as several essays on literature, race, and culture. She is the editor of “The Sexual Body” and “The 1970s,” both special issues of WSQ, a journal by the Feminist Press. She is at work on a new book titled The Practice of Blackness, or Integration's Discontents in Postwar African American Literature.
Laurie Hurson is a PhD candidate in environmental psychology at the Graduate Center at the City University of New York. She is the architect of Equality Archive. She works in instructional technology and faculty development as an instructional technology fellow at Macaulay Honors College, CUNY, and as a hybrid coordinator at Baruch College, CUNY. She is the coordinator for planning and development for OpenCUNY.org, a student-run, open-source, academic, participatory digital medium for the CUNY Graduate Center community.
Shelly Eversley, Laurie Hurson; Equality Archive: Open Educational Resources as Feminist Praxis http://equalityarchive.com/. Feminist Media Histories 1 July 2017; 3 (3): 154–158. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2017.3.3.154
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