June 11, 2016 4:00pm-4:50pm
What are microaggressions? How can we tap our creativity to better understand their presence in our lives? Naming and understanding the little monsters can bring back an immense sense of personal peace and power. Using zines (handmade magazines) as our medium in this workshop you’ll get creative and make your own zine as you learn about microaggressions. Light up with creative excitement; process confusing experiences that make you feel funny; connect with others who relate. You’ll leave with a new positive experience to associate with microaggressions and a hands-on tool to help you and others better understand how conscious and unconscious behaviors like microaggressions affect we Earthlings.
Christina Guillén is a diversity speaker, teacher, writer and the creator of Half Moon Jefa, the Mixed People’s Superhero. Her historical fiction novel and M.F.A. in Creative Writing focus on identity, feminism, and indigineity vs. colonialism. Christina will lead an exciting hands-on zine workshop to flirt with our perspectives on the topic of microaggressions. Find out what trucos she’s up to at halfmoonjefa.tumblr.com.