TCDL 2024 Closing Plenary Speaker

Gabriel Solís


Gabriel Solís is the executive director of the Texas After Violence Project, a community archive that fosters deeper understandings of the impacts of state violence. Gabriel is currently advising on the creation of a digital archive for government records related to the Trump Administration’s Family Separation and Detention policies. Gabriel is also working with Shift Collective to evaluate the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Recordings at Risk grant program, serves on the Advisory Team for We Here’s Dream-Shaping Our Community project, and serves on the Advisory Board for the Community-Centered Archives Practice: Transforming Education, Archives, and Community History (C-CAP TEACH) project at UC Irvine. Previously Gabriel  advised the Ford Foundation Reclaiming the Border Narrative initiative, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund Oral History Project, the UCLA Archiving the Age of Mass Incarceration project, Shift Collective’s Historypin research exploring decentralized digital storage for community archives, and as a Fellowship Mentor for Fanny Garcia’s Separated, a project documenting the lived experiences of parents separated from their children at the U.S.-Mexico border under the “zero tolerance” policy in 2018.

Gabriel is the recipient of the 2018 Pushcart Prize for nonfiction. His writings have appeared in Texas MonthlyTexas Observer,Oxford American, Scalawag, Cultural Dynamics: Insurgent Scholarship on Culture, Politics, and Power, and Kula: Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies. Gabriel was named the 2023 University of California Regents Fellow in Information Studies.

Closing Plenary: “New Voices in Digital Preservation” Session on May 23

The Closing Plenary session features “New Voices in Digital Preservation,” a special presentation designed to provide a fresh perspective on the challenges of and strategies for digital preservation of unique digital materials. The presentation will be pre-recorded followed by a live Q&A with Gabriel Solís, Executive Director of Texas After Violence Project.

Texas After Violence Project is a public memory archive that fosters deeper understandings of the impacts of state violence. It documents the voices, experiences, and perspectives of people directly impacted by violence in Texas.

The session is sponsored by Portico.

See Sched:

Tuesday, May 21 – Thursday, May 23, 2024
IN PERSON: Commons Conference Center, Austin, Texas

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