Calling all survivors of all genders, ages, races and experiences! Join us in creating art against sexual violence!
In a series of FREE community-drop in workshops as part of Sexual Assault: The Roadshow visiting Hamilton, we will be making ‘zines to create new narratives around sexual violence. Using art, we will be asking questions like:
- How does safety look, sound or feel like to you?
- What does healing look like for me?
- As a survivor, I wish…
Using markers, pens, glue-sticks, magazines, pencil crayons and paper, we will make a collaborative ‘zine! Participants will also have an option to create their own personal ‘zine.
We will be offering four two hour workshops on the following days:
- August 11th from 1pm to 3pm and another from 5pm to 7pm
- August 16th from 1pm to 3pm
What is a ‘zine?
Zines are self-published booklets that feature poetry, collages, comics, writing, drawing…anything really! Zines allow us to challenge mainstream media, by telling our stories how we want them to be told.
No art experience necessary! People of ranging artistic abilities welcome! Snacks and art materials will be available.
Check out this zine on what consent looks like we made collaboratively in seven hours at Hamilton Feminist Zine Fair.
Please note: These workshops may bring up triggering feelings, emotions or memories. Facilitators will do their best to cultivate a safer space.
Unable to make the workshops but would like to participate?
-You can submit to our collaborative ‘zine! Poetry, writing, comics, drawing, collages…any and all are encouraged. Please format your entry to half of an 8.5 by 11” page. All entries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped off at SACHA – 75 MacNab Street South, Hamilton.
-You can submit your own ‘zine! Colour copying is possible but B&W printing is preferred. For more information email: email@example.com
Submission date: August 24, 2016 at 6pm
Heidi Cho is a survivor who makes art. She makes comics and zines on themes around mental health, queerness, family and navigating the world as a queer survivor of colour. She is currently working on a new comic on her personal experiences re-defining healthy relationships. You can check our her art at heidicho.tumblr.com or www.instagram.com/heidichomakesart.