The Future Generation—Parenting, Children, and Community Stories

May 18 · 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Free
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Image Credit: c/o Jennifer White-Johnson

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All are welcome to attend this inclusive conversation and group zine workshop centered on motherhood, specifically marginalized mothers.

Author China Martens, artist Jennifer White-Johnson, and journalist Lisa Snowden-McCray will discuss how they create their work from their experiences as mothers: China, with a zine she started as a young single mother; Jennifer with her visual activism, sharing black boy joy and expanding our understanding of autism; and Lisa, by talking about the way her experiences as a black mother intersect with the stories she tells working as a journalist in Baltimore City. The three will also encourage attendees to begin telling their own stories of motherhood in small groups before coming together to create a zine to share with Museum visitors and online audiences (#futuregen). Amy Hughes Braden, creator of Artist Mother Studio, will have zines, books, and other resources available. Snacks provided and volunteers on-hand to assist with children’s participation. All ages are welcome.

China Martens’ first book, The Future Generation, (recently re-issued) is a compilation of 16 years of her first zine. She is also a co-editor of Don't Leave Your Friends Behind: Concrete Ways To Support Families In Social Justice Movements & Communitiesand Revolutionary Mothering: Love On The Front Lines. China has facilitated many workshops to create support for parents and children in activist and radical communities. She was one of the co-founders of Kidz City (2009-2014), a radical childcare collective in Baltimore. More info http://www.pmpress.org/content/article.php/chinamartens 

Jennifer White-Johnson is a Multidisciplinary Artist, Art Advocate, Educator, and graduate of MICA’s Graphic Design Graduate Program. She works as an Assistant Professor of Design & Visual Culture at Bowie State University. In October 2018 she released an advocacy photo zine entitled KnoxRoxs dedicated to her 6-year-old Autistic son, as a way to give visibility to children of color in the Autism community. Since its release, the zine has received national and international recognition from AfroPunk, The 2019 Women’s March on Washington, The Autism Society of Baltimore, The MET Gallery in New York, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

Lisa Snowden-McCray is an award-winning journalist and editor in chief of the Baltimore Beat. She has written for The Washington PostEssence Magazine, and The Baltimore Sun, among other places. She writes about race, gender, class, and more in Baltimore City. She is the mother of 11-year-old Cameron and 9-year-old Grace. She is stepmom to 20-year-old Jerryn Jr.

Amy Hughes Braden is a DC-based painter who graduated from the Corcoran College of Art & Design in 2011. She works out of Red Dirt Studio in Mt. Rainier, MD. In addition to her painting practice, she is the creator of Artist Mother Studio, a funded residency with free childcare for caregivers who are artists.

All are welcome to attend this inclusive conversation and group zine workshop centered on motherhood, specifically marginalized mothers.

Author China Martens, artist Jennifer White-Johnson, and journalist Lisa Snowden-McCray will discuss how they create their work from their experiences as mothers: China, with a zine she started as a young single mother; Jennifer with her visual activism, sharing black boy joy and expanding our understanding of autism; and Lisa, by talking about the way her experiences as a black mother intersect with the stories she tells working as a journalist in Baltimore City. The three will also encourage attendees to begin telling their own stories of motherhood in small groups before coming together to create a zine to share with Museum visitors and online audiences (#futuregen). Amy Hughes Braden, creator of Artist Mother Studio, will have zines, books, and other resources available. Snacks provided and volunteers on-hand to assist with children’s participation. All ages are welcome.

China Martens’ first book, The Future Generation, (recently re-issued) is a compilation of 16 years of her first zine. She is also a co-editor of Don't Leave Your Friends Behind: Concrete Ways To Support Families In Social Justice Movements & Communitiesand Revolutionary Mothering: Love On The Front Lines. China has facilitated many workshops to create support for parents and children in activist and radical communities. She was one of the co-founders of Kidz City (2009-2014), a radical childcare collective in Baltimore. More info http://www.pmpress.org/content/article.php/chinamartens 

Jennifer White-Johnson is a Multidisciplinary Artist, Art Advocate, Educator, and graduate of MICA’s Graphic Design Graduate Program. She works as an Assistant Professor of Design & Visual Culture at Bowie State University. In October 2018 she released an advocacy photo zine entitled KnoxRoxs dedicated to her 6-year-old Autistic son, as a way to give visibility to children of color in the Autism community. Since its release, the zine has received national and international recognition from AfroPunk, The 2019 Women’s March on Washington, The Autism Society of Baltimore, The MET Gallery in New York, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

Lisa Snowden-McCray is an award-winning journalist and editor in chief of the Baltimore Beat. She has written for The Washington PostEssence Magazine, and The Baltimore Sun, among other places. She writes about race, gender, class, and more in Baltimore City. She is the mother of 11-year-old Cameron and 9-year-old Grace. She is stepmom to 20-year-old Jerryn Jr.

Amy Hughes Braden is a DC-based painter who graduated from the Corcoran College of Art & Design in 2011. She works out of Red Dirt Studio in Mt. Rainier, MD. In addition to her painting practice, she is the creator of Artist Mother Studio, a funded residency with free childcare for caregivers who are artists.

Image Credit: c/o Jennifer White-Johnson

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