Autistic Joy Mini Zine Garden Activation and Community Interactive Zine-Making Station

Saturday, July 22
2:00 - 5:00 PM
UpState Art Weekened, Wassaic Project
Wassaic, New York 
Outside on the Gridley Chapel lawn
2–5 PM: Autistic Joy Mini Zine Garden and Community Interactive Zine-Making Station. Come create a paper zine garden of autism acceptance, disability joy, and inclusion with disability art activist Jen White-Johnson!

*"Disability is not a brave struggle or courage in the face of adversity. Disability is an art. It’s an ingenious way to live."* Come create zines with us that celebrate Disability Joy and Inclusion, participants will be encouraged to add their zine creation to a zine installation for the Upstate Art weekend community to partake in.

*quote by Neil Marcus, disabled actor and playwright

List of materials included: visual tool kit for participants to use for cut outs 
For the zine-making station, pictures of flowers, words, and statements that amplify disability joy,

Additional materials:
- colored paper for folding
- markers
- patterned paper
- glue sticks
- scissors
- letter stamps/ ink
- pins, mini clamps for hanging zines from string that'll be attached to the shelving

zine-making instructions were at the table, I did zine folding demos, and provided blank pre-folded mini zines at the table for those that are unable to fold on their own.