Graphic with a collage of photos and artwork from Gidra. Text reads "Truth is not always pretty. A radical history and zine making workshop. August 19, 11am-1pm."

“Truth Is Not Always Pretty”: A Radical History and Zine Making Workshop

High school students (ages 14-18) are invited to join Densho for a hands-on history and zine-making workshop on August 19th, 2021. Drawing upon the lessons handed down to us from our activist elders, we’ll explore the archives of GIDRA, a radical newsletter that served as the voice of the Asian American movement from 1969-74.

Using Gidra’s mission statement — “Truth is not always pretty, not in this world”— as a guiding force, we’ll be writing and making art, building community, and reflecting on the power of art and activism to confront the ugly realities of today. 

This event is free and will be held in person at the Densho office in Seattle. Masks are required, vaccinations encouraged. Food and beverages will be provided. Space is extremely limited, so make sure to RSVP to save your spot!

When: Thursday, August 19, 11am-1pm

Where: Densho Office (1416 S. Jackson St., Seattle)

Facilitators:

Mari Shibuya (she/they) is an artist, muralist, facilitator, and visual thinker from Seattle, passionate about the power of creativity to seed a fertile space for transformation. Mari’s work as an artist focuses on community building through public artwork and creating space for young people to create artwork around the issues that burn brightest for them in their lives. In their work as a visual thinker, Mari creates illustrations and graphic recordings for organizations committed to social justice and environmental work that depict trainings, mission, vision and values of the organization. In their work as a human, Mari is fond of connecting and having deep and goofy conversations with community, imagining a regenerative, anti-racist world and enjoying rice noodles of any variety.

Born and raised in Seattle, Luisa Stockley Moreno (she/her) studied history and education at the University of Washington and now facilitates educational programming with students around Washington through UW Riverways Education Partnerships. She loves working with and learning from students and is dedicated to anti-racist educational work to support and uplift youth. She is always interested in how we can understand our past to push for a better future, and loves using art as a way of reflection.

Register at https://www.tfaforms.com/4920584

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