Crafting Anti-Rape Activism: A DIY Zine-making Workshop

Zines have a long history in anti-rape activism. Join us to learn about that history and create our own at our DIY zine-making workshop!

Copeland Gallery 133 Copeland Road #Unit 9 London SE15 3SN

The Sexual Harms and Medical Encounters Project is excited to welcome you to a zine workshop aimed at uncovering the historical uses of zines within anti-violence movements and providing a supportive space to create your own radical art in zine form.

Zines have long been used by survivors of sexual violence to communicate their experiences, build community, and enact resistance. Join SHaME’s Allison McKibban for a brief history of zines in anti-violence movements, before creating, alongside Illustrator Erin Aniker, your own zine to take home.

Sign-up is required and space is limited!

23rd November 2022

3-4:30PM GMT

Copeland Gallery, 133 Copeland Road #Unit 9 London SE15 3SN

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This workshop is run in conjunction with Laia Abril’s exhibition and book, ‘A History of Misogyny, Chapter two: On Rape and Institutional Failure’, presented in collaboration with the V&A and Photoworks, as part of the V&A Parasol Foundation Women in Photography Project.

The exhibition visualises the origin of gender-based stereotypes and explores how the failings of justice and law enforcement have continued to perpetuate rape and victim shaming culture in societies around the world.

Allison McKibban is a doctoral student and Senior Associate Fellow for The SHaME Project at Birkbeck, University of London. Her research interests occupy the intersection of gender, law, and decolonising studies. Her current project confronts the ways in which U.S. federal policy utilizes settler colonial discourses to (re)produce sexual violence against Indigenous women. Allison also works as the Public Engagement Officer for the AHRS-funded project ‘What is Public History Now?’ She tweets as @AllisonMckibban.

Erin Aniker is an Illustrator whose bold and colourful people driven illustrations draw inspiration from her upbringing and love of her home city of London, her dual Turkish and British heritage, appreciation of Islamic art and patterns and the inclusive community she has grown up with in east London. Alongside her personal work, she enjoys creating illustrations for use in editorials, books, advertising campaigns and more. She also draws inspiration from a lot of 60s and 70’s art including the Feminist posters of See Red Women’s WorkshopBridget Riley and the geometry of Islamic patterns and abstract artists such as Fahrelnissa Zeid. You can see more of her work on Instagram and Twitter at @ErinAniker.