Record Keeping & Radical Collections: Reflecting on the 2018 California Association of Museums Conference, Palm Springs, CA
By Karen Limón Corrales, 2018 CAM Fellow

Growing up undocumented in a working class, mixed-status family, questions of injustice were often on my mind, as was the perceived pressure to pursue a career that would make my parents’ sacrifices worth it. When I began my undergraduate education, I naturally chose political science as my major. I initially dreamt of going on to law school, defending and supporting my parents, and, somehow through my success, proving myself worthy of citizenship. In my classes on constitutional law and political theory, however, I felt isolated from my peers whose relationship to the bureaucracy of the legal system was different from...

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