Multi-Institutional Diaspora Solidarities Lab Launches with $2 Million Mellon Grant
DSL researchers traveled to Puerto Rico in March 2018 to meet with organizers and communities to build partnerships that will help shape the summer rememory labs in the DSL in Puerto Rico, Dominica, and New Orleans.
A $2 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has helped launch the Diaspora Solidarities Lab (DSL), a Black feminist digital humanities initiative that supports solidarity work in Black and Ethnic Studies with a commitment to transformative justice.
The DSL will help build knowledge communities through technology and serve as a co-creating space. It is a hub for Black feminist modes of academic and community partnership, and mutual aid for the study of technologies of diaspora and solidarity. Its primary purpose is to build power and critical knowledge within Black diasporic communities by bringing together diaspora studies projects, scholars, and community members accountable to Black feminist thought.