The P.O.W.E.R. Project is co-produced by Comfort Station and the Art Leaders of Color Network (ALCN). Throughout the month of June, the project will host a series of lectures, workshops, self-care exercises, and more in the aim of creating an ‘empowerment hub’ where people inspire each other to engage in a multitude of creative social justice practices.
The theme of the Intersectional Zine Library is 'Healing and Empowerment'. The library, curated by Euree Kim, recognizes that zine-making practices have been used as a powerful tool for people withdisabilities and queer people of color as self-advocacy and activism. The collection includes zines produced by artists, activists and community organizers from local communities and beyond. The library invites you to read the zines, donate your own, or request zines you think should be included.
The Intersectional Zine Library will be open during the following hours:
Friday, June 2nd: 12pm - 6pm
Saturday, June 3rd: 10am - 12pm
Sunday, June 4th: 11am - 3pm
Monday, June 5th: 12pm - 6pm
Tuesday, June 6th: 12pm - 6pm
Wednesday, June 7th: 12pm - 6pm
**Suggested Donation: $5. Your donation goes toward supporting the P.O.W.E.R. Project Grant, a fund for participating artists with projects in alignment with the P.O.W.E.R. Project’s vision. The library is accessible to all, regardless of ability to donate.**
About Nina Yeboah:
Nina Yeboah is a Chicago-based fiction writer, personal essayist, and arts programmer. She was the 2016 Voices Rising Fellow at Vermont Studio Center, a 2016-2017 FIELD/WORK resident at the Chicago Artists Coalition and is an alum of the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop. In addition to her writing practice, she leads the arts discussion group, Chicago Reading Africa.
About Euree Kim:
Euree Kim, a disability activist and co-founder of Nothing About Us Without Us (NAUWU). NAUWU aims to raise awareness of intersectional issue of social oppression and create positive change for proper representation of minorities and inclusive environment. The project ranges from workshops, publications, and discussions in collaboration with different groups.