September 28th, 2019, 5–8pm
A Quest for Home was a series of writing workshops presented by Arts & Democracy for the South Asian diaspora and led by the wonderful Pakistani writer, Roohi Chowdhury. For six weeks, the participants joined together to write away their mythic journey towards home and identity.
At the end of the 6 weeks, we created our own zine with all of our writing, personal pictures and beautiful artwork.
From stories about being queer, relationships with their brown mom, magical kingdoms to bad dates, join us for a magical night and celebrate the launch of our zine!
All attendees will also get a copy of the zine!
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and The Brooklyn Community Foundation Brooklyn Youth Voice Award.
Thanks to Roohi Choudhry for her leadership, City Council-member Brad Lander for his ongoing support.
Arts & Democracy engages the power of creativity to increase people’s participation in the decision-making that impacts our lives. With a core practice of cultural organizing, Arts & Democracy integrates arts, culture, and media into organizing strategies. We believe that all people and communities have a right to their creativity and traditions, and that deep and sustained transformation happens when people bring their full selves to their activism. Arts & Democracy cultivates year-round arts and cultural programming with and for immigrant communities, including the Bangladeshi community in Kensington. www.artsanddemocracy.org