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KNOWING YOUR WORTH ZINE RELEASE • ART SHOW

February 26, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

KNOWING YOUR WORTH

We are excited to release the KNOWING YOUR WORTH ZINE in Pilsen, at a new community cafe called LA PARADA! All friends and families welcome!

Please come & support this community cafe that has delicious sandwiches (vegan, vegetarian options available) & cafecito!

***As part of the show, we will be creating an altar in the center of the room to honor the people, places, and things that create worth within us.
We invite you to bring a candle, flower, photo, or symbol of representation of a person, place, or thing that creates worth within YOU to add to the altar, in order to make it a collective ofrenda smile emoticon***

A collaborative art project by Sara Gonzalez (Pilsen, Chicago) and Rich Gutierrez (San Jose, California)
A portrait series of P.O.C people, families, partners, students and friends from both Chicago and San Jose. All of them asked to answer the question

‘WHAT PEOPLE, PLACES OR THINGS IN YOUR LIFE CREATE WORTH WITHIN YOU’?

All responses and portraits compiled into a zine. This zine has charge and purpose: with this zine we documented the stories, feelings and experiences people of color have that are familiar, sacred, and personal. It is often that people of color are not acknowledged as the complex individuals that they are with valuable stories to express. This zine project was created with the goal in mind to shift that, to celebrate our complexity, and to give people space to tell intimate stories they may not get to tell. It is a practice of vulnerability- to acknowledge, say, and name the people, places, or things that you hold closely and fiercely without shame. Our identities and stories have been silenced and we hope to illuminate them in their brilliance. We want to capture the sacred and familiar to make it visible and open the possibilities for relating to others’ stories. When we find connection or relate to one another we draw closer to one another. For many of us there are reasons to feel “worth-less” and this project was an attempt to help many of us find our value.

There will be a show in Chicago and The Bay Area with Poster sized printed pages of the zine hung on display and The “Knowing Your Worth” Zine will be on sale at both art shows. KNOWING YOUR WORTH
***As part of the show, we will be creating an altar in the center of the room to honor the people, places, and things that create worth within us.
We invite you to bring a candle, flower, photo, or symbol of representation of a person, place, or thing that creates worth within YOU to add to the altar, in order to make it a collective ofrenda smile emoticon***

A collaborative art project by Sara Gonzalez (Pilsen, Chicago) and Rich Gutierrez (San Jose, California)
A portrait series of P.O.C people, families, partners, students and friends from both Chicago and San Jose. All of them asked to answer the question

‘WHAT PEOPLE, PLACES OR THINGS IN YOUR LIFE CREATE WORTH WITHIN YOU’?

All responses and portraits compiled into a zine. This zine has charge and purpose: with this zine we documented the stories, feelings and experiences people of color have that are familiar, sacred, and personal. It is often that people of color are not acknowledged as the complex individuals that they are with valuable stories to express. This zine project was created with the goal in mind to shift that, to celebrate our complexity, and to give people space to tell intimate stories they may not get to tell. It is a practice of vulnerability- to acknowledge, say, and name the people, places, or things that you hold closely and fiercely without shame. Our identities and stories have been silenced and we hope to illuminate them in their brilliance. We want to capture the sacred and familiar to make it visible and open the possibilities for relating to others’ stories. When we find connection or relate to one another we draw closer to one another. For many of us there are reasons to feel “worth-less” and this project was an attempt to help many of us find our value.

There will be Poster sized printed pages of the zine hung on display and The “Knowing Your Worth” Zine will be on sale for $8-10 sliding scale.

Details

Date:
February 26, 2016
Time:
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Organizer

Sara Gonzales

Venue

La Parada en Pilsen
2059 W 21st St
Chicago, IL 60608 United States

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