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Speak On It: A Virtual Social Justice Workshop for Tweens & Teens

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Wednesday, May 19, 2021

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Zahirah Nur Truth of ZNT Arts guest artist will facilitate a 2-hour virtual workshop on Social Justice that honors identity creative expression as a tool to empower young people to speak up against injustice in our communities and the world around us. We will use text art inspired by artists and reflect on recent injustices to inspire the use of one's own voices to create mini protest signs/banners. We will use art making techniques related to comics and more.

We invite tweens and teens to join us for this 2-hour virtual workshop. Register below. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants one hour before the program begins. Space is limited. If you register but later find you cannot attend, please remember to cancel your registration to make space for others.   

Supply List: Multi-colored cardstock, black sharpie or black marker, tape (masking or clear), pencil, eraser, metallic markers 

Suggested Resource List:

Generation Brave: the Gen Z Kids Who are Changing the World by Kate Alexander. Illustrated by Jade Orlando. (Andrew McMeel Publishing, 2020).

Graffiti School: A Student Guide with Teacher's Manual by Chris Ganter. (Thames & Hudson, 2013)

Into the Streets: A Young Person's Visual History of Protest in the United States by Marke Bieschke. (Zest Books, 2020)
Sharpie® Art Workshop: Techniques & Ideas for Transforming Your World by Timothy Goodman. (Rockport Publishers, 2015)


This program is part of our week-long series, Standing Up Together: An Anti-Racism & Social Justice Series for Young People & Their Families. Funding for this series has generously been provided by the Cambridge Public Library Foundation.

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