Tanzila “Taz” Ahmed is an activist, storyteller, and politico based in Los Angeles. An electoral organizer by trade, she’s mobilized thousands of Asian American & Pacific Islanders to the polls in over seventeen different languages in the past fifteen years. In 2004, she founded South Asian American Voting Youth (SAAVY), a national organization that organizes South Asian American youth to have a political voice and get involved in the electoral process. She has since worked at Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles and Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance employing in-language culturally competent tools to mobilize hundreds of thousands of AAPI voters to the polls. She currently is a Campaign Strategist at the Asian American new media organizing group 18MillionRising.
Free and open to the public.
This workshop series will explore how marginalized voices tell their own stories through the do-it-yourself print medium of zines. Each workshop will focus on a particular format: comics/illustration, photography, and prose, and will highlight different approaches and strategies to issues of narration and representation.
Brought to you by Asian American Studies 105: Zines, Creativity, Community and the Center for Asian Pacific American Students (CAPAS). This series has been funded by the Campus Life Committee.
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