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The content on this blog is as diverse and varied as the interests of its contributors, yet made comprehensive by the shared belief that data, archival collections, and educational research can and must serve women and society better. These posts discuss a variety of issues as we seek to engage our readers and encourage them to explore the role that memory, understanding, and information all play in the choices that women make and how women are remembered in history.

Jane Receives 2017 Pollination Project Seed Grant

Jane Receives 2017 Pollination Project Seed Grant

Please join us in thanking the Pollination Project, a truly compassionate and inspiring foundation, for awarding The Jane Speaks Initiative a 2017 Seed Grant – funding that supports small organizations and committed individuals who are making a difference in their communities. We are honored to accept this grant, and look forward to putting the donation to good use. If you would like to support us in our work, please consider donating to our very first funding campaign to support the design and production of a…

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UVa Scholars’ Lab: Take Back the Archive

UVa Scholars’ Lab: Take Back the Archive

How should academic communities come together to preserve and memorialize artifacts of sexual violence? Amidst heightened public concern and activism around campus sexual assault, faculty, students, librarians, and archivists from the Scholars’ Lab at the University of Virginia Library have come together to offer an inspiring and creative answer with Take Back the Archive. This public history project documents and contextualizes the history of rape and sexual violence at UVa. Archival material ranges from a 2014 article in Rolling Stone…

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UW Launches Sexual Violence & Harassment Website

UW Launches Sexual Violence & Harassment Website

As a Wisconsin-based organization, Jane is pleased to share the new Sexual Violence & Harassment Awareness, Prevention & Response website maintained by the University of Wisconsin System. Launched earlier this month, UW System President Ray Cross describes the website as “provid[ing] ready access to a range of support services, reports, and other resources both at our institutions and at the System level and beyond.” Under the Get Help and Resources tabs, visitors will not only find information on support services…

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We’re With You

We’re With You

This weekend’s Women’s March on Washington and the hundreds of sister marches that took place around the globe marked an incredible show of solidarity, one that gave voice not only to women around the world, but to others whose voices too often go unheard. Jane was proud to partake in this truly international movement, to stand tall next to men, women, and children who believe that “women’s rights are human rights,” that “love is love,” that “black lives matter,” that “no human…

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All Labor is Local

All Labor is Local

Stacy Williams, a self-described librarian, archivist, editor, and essayist, opened the 2016 Digital Library Federation (DLF) Forum with a speech titled “All Labor is Local.” The purpose of her talk was to “explore the ways in which we, as employees and employers, apply our local experiences to how we perform the labor in libraries and archives, and what we can do to broaden those perspectives to be more inclusive of the communities we hope to serve.” It wasn’t only her…

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