SONOMA RESPONDS

A Community Memory Archive/Un Archivo de Memoria Comunitaria

 

The pandemic. Historic wildfires. Black Lives Matter uprisings. A divisive election.

 

2020 has been a year of cascading catastrophic and momentous events like no other. How has it affected the people of Sonoma County? How has it affected you? Explore and contribute to our collection of writings, artwork, videos and more from local people in response to these historic challenges.

 

 

A Community Memory Archive/Un Archivo de Memoria Comunitaria

 

La pandemia. Incendios forestales históricos. Los levantamientos de Black Lives Matter. Una elección divisiva.

 

2020 ha sido un año de sucesos catastróficos y trascendentales en cascada como ningún otro. ¿Cómo ha afectado a la gente del condado de Sonoma? ¿Cómo te ha afectado? Explore y contribuya a nuestra colección de escritos, obras de arte, videos y más, de personas locales en respuesta a estos desafíos históricos.


About the Collection

On September 21, 2020, Sonoma County Library’s Special Collections launched Sonoma Responds: A Community Memory Archive, inviting Sonoma County residents to join together in sharing and preserving these stories in the archive, designated as the Sonoma Respond community collection, 2020- (SPC.00115).

 

The collection preserves a local historical record of living through COVID-19, the Black Lives Matter movement, wildfires, a consequential presidential election, and their impacts on everyday life.

 

By sharing and preserving these stories in the archive, our communities have a place to collectively reflect on their experiences while building a record of life in the age of social distancing.