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Saturday, June 16 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Using Zines to Center Native Peoples in Community Organizing

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This hands-on workshop will focus on using zines in diverse community organizing spaces to center Native peoples and activate Indigenous knowledges/practices. A "Whose Land Am I On?" zine-making session where facilitators engage participants with 2-3 key prompts, such as: (1) the importance of land acknowledgement; (2) using matriarchal Indigenous practices in community organizing; and (3) using Indigenous ways of understanding identity and responsibility to create relationships in community.

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Pauline Alvarez

Pauline Alvarez is an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian Community and is also of Tohono O’odham descent. She is a lecturer at California State University, Northridge in the American Indian Studies Program. She earned her MA in American Indian Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles. Her academic and political interests include the construction of Indigeneity, Indigenous urbanization, Indigenous tattooing, tribal sovereignty, and Native feminisms., California State University, Northridge
Pauline Alvarez is an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian Community and is also of Tohono O'odham descent. She is a lecturer at California State University, Northridge in the American Indian Studies Program. She earned her MA in American Indian Studies from the University of... Read More →
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Michelle Bernardino

Michelle Bernardino (she/they) is an offspring of a Honduran mother and Mexican father. She writes poetry, plays, short stories and creates socio-political art when time permits. She enjoys talking about sexuality and reproductive justice in a transnational context and the connection to buen vivir. Her organizing with mujeres del cono sur and conversing with organizers from the isthmus have deeply impacted the way in which she understands bodily autonomy, its relationship to land, and decolonial indigenous feminisms. Currently, she is completing a post baccalaureate certificate in Women, Gender and Sexualities Studies at CalState Los Angeles. She is a youth femmetor in her hometown of Pomona (Tongva lands), facilitates classes at a prison, and is part of a resilient crew of mujeres raising a five-year-old and teenager., California State University, Los Angeles
Michelle Bernardino (she/they) is an offspring of a Honduran mother and Mexican father. She writes poetry, plays, short stories and creates socio-political art when time permits. She enjoys talking about sexuality and reproductive justice in a transnational context and the connection... Read More →
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Joel Garcia

Joel Garcia is an artist, arts administrator and cultural organizer with over 20 years of experience working transnation, Self Help Graphics & Art
Joel Garcia is an artist, arts administrator and cultural organizer with over 20 years of experience working transnationally with artists across the Americas. Currently, Joel is the Director of Programs & Operations at Self Help Graphics & Art in East Los Angeles. As a printmaker... Read More →
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Marina Perez

Marina Perez is a second generation Xicana settler on Tongva Land. As a graduate of California State University Northridge, she received her B.A. in Child Development with an emphasis on Early Childhood Education. Marina’s body of work includes community and digital advocacy promoting body positivity, decolonization, radical healing and trauma sensitive services for at-risk youth in Los Angeles. As a part-time poet and digital illustrator her work has been published in zines such as: Indigezine, Daughters of Violence, Thick Thigh Collective, and La Mariposa Codex., Justice For My Sister & Trensitas NPP Youth Nights
Marina Perez is a second generation Xicana settler on Tongva Land. As a graduate of California State University Northridge, she received her B.A. in Child Development with an emphasis on Early Childhood Education. Marina's body of work includes community and digital advocacy promoting... Read More →
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Andrea Perez

Whittier College
Andrea Perez is hard-of-hearing Xicana and novice ceramicist. She recently graduated from Whittier College with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Global Cultural Studies. Her interest in social movements, religion, and the socio-political histories of Latin America have influenced... Read More →
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Kimberly Robertson

Kimberly Robertson (Mvskoke) is an artivist, scholar, teacher, and mother who works diligently to employ Native feminist theories, practices, and methodologies in her hustle to fulfill the dreams of her ancestors and to build a world in which her daughters can thrive. She was born in Bakersfield, CA and currently lives on unceded Tongva lands. She earned an MA in American Indian Studies and a PhD in Women’s Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2012. She is an Assistant Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at California State University, Los Angeles and a co-founder of the Green Corn Collective: A Constellation of Indigenous Feminist Bosses., Green Corn Collective; California State University, Los Angeles
Kimberly Robertson (Mvskoke) is an artivist, scholar, teacher, and mother who works diligently to employ Native feminist theories, practices, and methodologies in her hustle to fulfill the dreams of her ancestors and to build a world in which her daughters can thrive. She was born... Read More →


Saturday June 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
MCGREGOR: Room C

Attendees (91)