Jun 4th 2017

What is the place of zines in archives? How do they expand traditional definitions and limitations of the archive/archiving practices? How do zines function as radical and accessible pedagogical tools? What power lies in self-publishing?

Join Chicago-based multimedia artist Tamir Williams for an introductory workshop to zine making and an exploration of how this practice can serve as a form of resistance, radical archiving, self-advocacy, and self-care among marginalized communities. Participants will also produce their own zines using provided materials.

**Suggested Donation: $5 – $15. Your donation goes toward workshop materials and supporting the P.O.W.E.R. Project Grant. Reserve your spot ahead of time: http://bit.ly/2qsAdFo. If the ticket price presents an undue financial burden, please contact The P.O.W.E.R. Project directly.**

About our facilitator:
Tamir Williams is a Chicago-based visual artist and a self-identified “ARTivist” committed to the use of transformative visual practices. The Black body and the racial, gender, and sexual myths surrounding it are at the core of their artistic inquiry. Williams aims to create “counter-myths” to this misnaming, utilizing influences from Black culture, rituals, and history. Their curatorial practices are based in troubling and expanding the narratives present in the Western visual field. Their work has been exhibited both locally and nationally. Williams holds a B.A. in American Studies and French from Middlebury College. They are currently a Ph.D. student in History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania.

About the P.O.W.E.R. Project
The P.O.W.E.R. Project is a programming partnership between Comfort Station and the Art Leaders of Color Network (ALCN). Throughout the month of June, the project will host a series of lectures, workshops, self-care exercises, and more in the aim of creating an ‘empowerment hub’ where people inspire each other to engage in a multitude of social justice practices.

Donations collected at each P.O.W.E.R. event, will go toward the P.O.W.E.R. Grant, a fund for participating artists with projects in alignment with the P.O.W.E.R. Project’s vision.

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