Writing as an activist can give power to our experiences navigating structural problems and push us to collectively envision something better. Drawing on the legacies of working-class freedom fighters and artists, local organizers Ryan Costello and payal kumar will lead a two part workshop focusing on community writing as a disruption tactic through their respective work in publishing newsletters and zines. Ryan and Lower Roxbury residents will discuss their fight against gentrification through their publication “Urban Core,” and payal will lead an interactive session on DIY guerilla zine making. Participants will leave with a better understanding of how to harness their creativity and technical skills as tools for confronting current issues facing their communities.
This event will take place over Zoom on April 6th, at 6:00 PM EST.