"Après" zine from Blackbird Revolt:
APRÈS is a zine we created to honor Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson, and Isaac McGhie. However, as we were crafting the zine, the police murdered George Floyd. We were devastated. This murder followed the murders of Ahmaud and Breonna. We were overwhelmed and trying to figure out how to act while processing the pain and constant struggle of being Black in this environment.
We decided to change our zine. We wanted to make something that might be helpful to folks who are looking to do more. Not everyone will need what’s in this zine. Many artists, creatives, and organizers are already embedded in community and leaning into visions of a new world. The following content is for those who may be stuck, lost, curious, and ready to move.
There may not be group hikes and s’mores, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be adventure, songs, comedy, art and dance. Here are some programs taking place online.
Museums have become extraordinarily creative in throwing open their virtual doors to young people still on lockdown. Educators are providing at-home opportunities to emulate renowned artists, go on odysseys to the stars, collaboratively create a picture book on women’s history and even chill out with a skink. Here’s a selection of offerings, many of them free.
Explore the museum with an interactive, family-friendly tour that includes creative, hands-on gallery activities. Each tour is organized around a single theme and highlights artworks on view from the permanent collection and special exhibitions.
These art projects are designed especially for kids and grown-ups to do together.