***TWO WORKSHOPS: Thursday, APRIL 6 & Wednesday, APRIL 12***
HOOD ZINE WORKSHOPS are an opportunity for neighborhood residents to reframe the narrative surrounding where they live. Popular media and news outlets are often in control of the ways in which people are portrayed, especially marginalized communities of black & brown people. A quick google search of “Pilsen neighborhood” will result in “…crime”, “…safety”, & “…in Chicago” as the first three options. How does this differ from what longtime community members know to be true? How does this differ from what they deem more valuable aspects of the area?
Through these workshops, participants will learn what “zines” are as well as how to make their own. The lead artist will be providing “Pilsen Zine” templates, which will have an empty map of the neighborhood on the inside for participants to fill out. After the workshop the lead artist will be making copies of the zines to create a cumulative Hood Zine booklet (to be released at a later date).
These workshops will be led by Gabriela Ibarra, in collaboration with Cultura in Pilsen. All materials will be provided, as well as TWO free zines from the lead artist.
Attendees may purchase refreshments from the cafe as support.
Gabriela Ibarra is a Chicana artist residing on the Southwest side of the city, but has been working closely with Pilsen & its members since she joined Yollocalli in 2009. She is a BFA student at UIC, minoring in Psychology & Latino Studies.
Cultura in Pilsen is a venue and exhibition space that crafts free and affordable events that spotlight Latinx arts and culture—everything from art exhibits to performances to literary readings to hackathons to community townhalls. CIP currently has a residency at La Catrina Cafe.
The cafe is wheelchair accessible and has single-stall gender neutral restrooms.