Educator Summer Camp
Time: 10-11 a.m. EDT
Zines to Protest Injustice with Jen White-Johnson
What does fighting against racism and discrimination mean to you? How can art and visual language be used to represent this meaning? This session delves into the medium of zine making, including how zines have been used historically as counter-culture methods of protest against injustice, and the ways they can be used for activism efforts in the present day.
About the Instructor:
Born in Washington, D.C., and currently residing in Baltimore, Jen White-Johnson is a Designer, Photographer, Art Activist, Art Educator. Currently, she works as an Assistant Professor of Visual Communications at Bowie State University. In October 2018 she released an advocacy photo zine entitled “KnoxRoxs” dedicated to her autistic son, as a way to give visibility to children of color in the autistic community. Since its release, the zine has received national and international recognition, including features in AfroPunk, The 2019 Women’s March on Washington, The Autism Society of Baltimore, and is permanently archived in Libraries at the The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the National Museum of Women in the Arts. She holds an MFA in graphic design from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a BA in Visual Arts from University of Maryland Baltimore County.
All Educator Summer Camp sessions will be recorded for archival, educational, and related promotional purposes. By registering for and attending in this session, you are giving your consent to be recorded, and you are waiving any and all claims regarding use of your voice or likeness by the National Museum of Women in the Arts.