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Create+Engage is a multiple-part series of free virtual sessions and hands-on workshops with invited guest speakers and artists to deep-dive on specific topics of civic engagement. Sign-up to join one or all of the sessions! 


Through these sessions and additional planned programming, we hope to bring people together in a dynamic space to inspire creativity while engaging in meaningful action leading up to the November 2024 U.S. elections.


Stay tuned for guest information and topics!

All programming is free and accessible for all participants, there are two ways to support this programming:

1. Become a paid subscriber on Substack

2. Make a financial contribution top Create+Engage. These contributions will go to speaker honorariums and supporting the general programming


Micro-Media: The Power of Zines with Shay Mirk and Christina Appleberry


Wednesday March 13, 5:00-6:30pm Pacific


Join us for a hands-on zine workshop! 

What are you paying attention to in your community, and what media do you consume to learn about it? 

In a world flooded with news and media, it can be hard to pay attention, hard to focus on the issues that impact us. 

In this workshop we’ll explore how micro-media, in the form of zines, can be a way to focus attention and scope. We’ll learn about the history of zines from librarian Christina Appleberry and do a hands-on workshop to make our own zines with artist and educator Shay Mirk.

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Christina Appleberry

Christina Appleberry is a librarian who enjoys making stuff in her free time. 

Shay Mirk

Sarah “Shay” Mirk (she/they) is a graphic journalist, editor, and teacher. She is the author of Guantanamo Voices (Abrams, 2020), an illustrated oral history of Guantanamo Bay prison, which Kirkus called “extraordinary… an eye-opening, damning indictment of one of America’s worst trespasses.” They are also a zine-maker and illustrator whose comics have been featured in The Nib, The New Yorker, Bitch, and NPR. Her book on the craft of making nonfiction comics, Creating Nonfiction Comics: The Power of Graphic Journalism (co-written with Eleri Harris), will debut from Abrams ComicsArts in 2025.


Check back as we announce new speakers, artists, and workshop topics. 

Wednesday, April 17, 2024, 5:00-6:30pm Pacific: TBA

Wednesday, May 8, 5:00-6:30pm Pacific: TBA

Wednesday June 12, 5:00-6:30pm Pacific: TBA

Wednesday, July 10, 5:00-6:30pm Pacific: TBA

Wednesday October 16, 5:00-6:30pm Pacific: TBA

Continued Action — Wednesday, November 13, 5:00-6:30pm Pacific


Create+Engage is a collaborative endeavor.

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