We’ve got some exciting free programming at our first ever Canzine Ottawa! From 3 to 4 p.m. on October 13, drop by the SAW Video Knot Project for a workshop on how to create space for decolonial dialogue in art.
Artist RJ Jones of Decolonize Your Art will facilitate the workshop, bringing together zines and printmaking with political praxis.
Read more about Canzine Ottawa events here.
RJ Jones is Saulteaux–Cree, originally from Saskatchewan and is currently living on Algonquin Territory in Ottawa, Ontario. They are a Two Spirit, Non-Binary and Queer multimedia artist and educator in decolonizing our approach to gender and sexuality. They are an advocate for Two Spirit and LGBTQ+ Indigenous issues and work from a decolonial and intersectional lens. RJ is an experienced in public speaker and has been invited to give workshops and keynotes across Canada. RJ has been working in sexual health for the past 2 years with The Native Youth Sexual Health Network as a Peer Mentor and formerly, Planned Parenthood Ottawa as an Indigenous Community Developer. RJ’s passion for Two Spirit and Trans advocacy has led them to opportunities such as serving as the President of Kind Space and they are also a board member at Assembly of Seven Generations (A7G). RJ enjoys sloths, building connections, migrant justice, decolonial education & reproductive justice.