April 30May 6, 2023

Preservation Week

Your chance to connect your community through events, activities, and resources that highlight what we can do, individually and together, to preserve our personal and shared collections.

2022 Honorary Chair

Elizabeth Yeampierre, the Honorary Chair for this year’s Preservation Week, is Executive Director of the Brooklyn-based Latinx community organization UPROSE. An internationally recognized Puerto Rican attorney and environmental and climate justice leader of African and Indigenous ancestry, she is a fierce advocate and trailblazer for community organizing around just, sustainable development, environmental justice, and community-led climate adaptation.

“We need to be aware of which climate stories get preserved—not just the mainstream stories of despair told by the elite, but also the resiliency and community solutions from the frontlines. It is an honor to be part of this year’s Preservation Week and shed light on the history of strength and the solutions shared by those in our community most susceptible to the impacts of climate change.” — Elizabeth Yeampierre

Past PW Chairs

Photo of Nikole Hannah-Jones

Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter, New York Times Magazine journalist, author, and creator of The New York Times’s landmark 1619 Project.

Nikole Hannah-Jones

Photo of Roxane Gay

Bestselling author, educator, cultural critic, and recurrent contributor to a variety of publications, including the New York Times.

Roxane Gay

Photo of Kenyatta D. Berry

Professional genealogist, entrepreneur, and attorney who focuses on African American genealogy, slave ancestral research, and DNA.

Kenyatta D. Berry