Hey LP Fam! For the month of June, we’ll be joining Girls for Gender Equity in conversations at the intersection of social justice, activism, and art as a supporting partner for their artivism workshop, The Art of Resistance.
For the past 20 years, Girls for Gender Equity (@ggenyc) has worked to center Black girls & gender-expansive youth of color in policy & government while shifting dominant culture and media narratives. As they celebrate their 21st year, GGE is hosting The Art of Resistance: a half-day workshop for social justice leaders and artists to discuss design events and strategies that provoke new questions and meanings with the goal of redefining the organization’s approach to activism.
This workshop and focus on artivism serves as an opportunity for participants to reflect on and promote past youth-led creative projects and bring them together under one common umbrella, while also paving the way to expand “artivism” at GGE and its role in their work as well as the field at-large. The workshop’s premise and theme of “Exercising Strength Through Wellness and Wholeness” are informed by Toni Cade Bambara’s “The Salt Eaters,” and how Black women and girls exercise strength through wellness and wholeness. Attendees will be able to converse with and learn from artivist guests as well as choose to participate in an interactive workshop that they are leading!
The Laundromat Project is excited to join our friends at GGE, and we hope you will too!
Date and Time
Friday, June 2, 2023 from 11am-1:30pm
Women Building Up (401 State St, Brooklyn, NY 11217)
Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Hybrid option: opening panel will be shared on zoom! Register at bit.ly/GGEArtivism_Zoom