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Jennifer White Johnson - Born in DC and currently residing in Baltimore, Jen White-Johnson is a Designer, Photographer, Art Activist, Art Educator, Currently, she works as an Assistant Professor of Visual Communications at Bowie State University. Both her personal and academic work explores pedagogical approaches for implementing social justice practice in the curriculum. Additionally, she seeks contributions to that curriculum that cultivate diversity, inclusion, and equity while exemplifying student and community engagement beyond traditional historical practices. In October 2018 she released an advocacy photo zine entitled "KnoxRoxs" dedicated to her Autistic son, as a way to give visibility to children of color in Neurodiverse communities. The zine has prompted the creation of family zine workshops as a way to foster conversation around the practice of design and mothering as an act of resistance. Since its release, the zine has received national and international recognition, including features in AfroPunk, The 2019 Women’s March on Washington, The Autism Society of Baltimore, and is permanently archived in Libraries at the The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the National Museum of Women in the Arts. She holds an MFA in graphic design from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a BA in Visual Arts from University of Maryland Baltimore County.
Jen is currently available for speaking engagements and leading workshops that incorporate the following topics:
Art & Design Activism
Neurodiversity, Disability, & Self Advocacy
Joy as an Act of Resistance
Mothering & Caregiving Communities