Y/our Words Matter: Zines in the Classroom

Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
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Registration for this workshop is currently closed.

The University of Arizona is pleased to offer Y/our Words Matter: Zines in the Classroom, a workshop with Adela C. Licona.

Zines are connected to radical, independent, and DIY publishing. Often sites for creative and critical counter-histories, they can be tools for intergenerational and community inquiry and expression. They are sites for storytelling and spaces for wild imagination. Zines can be fun and creative, playful and serious. They can be action-oriented and movement-building. They are rant-filled and poetic. In this professional development workshop, participants will visit online zine archives and, together, read zines from the Arizona Queer Archives. We will learn about zines as sites for individual and collective writing and for artistic expression. Together, we will read and discuss zines to consider reasons and ways to integrate them into classrooms and curriculum and to imagine ways to inspire students to create.

This workshop will be held on Zoom on Saturday, October 16th from 10:30 am-12 pm MST. It is free, and is open to teachers/community educators who work with all grade levels. Registration will be capped at 50 participants.

Adela C. Licona is the founder and lead consultant at The Art of Change Agency, a coaching and consulting agency supporting critical voices and creative visions for sustainable practice, structural change, and social transformation. She is author of Zines in Third Space: Radical Cooperation and Borderlands Rhetoric and Associate Professor Emeritus, English, at the University of Arizona, where she served as founding member and Vice Chair of the Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory graduate minor and as affiliated faculty in Gender and Women’s Studies, Institute for LGBT Studies, Institute of the Environment, and Mexican American Studies. Adela is a writer and photographer who is Editor Emeritus of Feminist Formations and who serves on the advisory/editorial boards for Feminist Formations, the Primavera Foundation, Art+Feminism, and BorderLinks, a border immersion and popular educational project in Tucson, Arizona.