Girls Rock! DC camper writing a poem in their mini-zine at MelaNation’s poetry and zine-making workshop (June 29, 2017)

Starting in Summer 2017, the MelaNation team will be facilitating poetry and zine-making workshops for youth in the DMV!

Workshops include age-appropriate introductions to activism and the fight for Black liberation; a step-by-step guide on how to make a mini-zine out of one sheet of paper; poetry prompts related to activism and empowerment that the participants will use to write poetry in their zines; and fun craft supplies for the participants to decorate their zines with. Our workshop facilitators have experience working with youth of all ages, and we emphasize creating a creative space for youth to explore their identities and their activism. Workshop lengths range from 60 – 90 minutes.

If you’re interested in having the MelaNation team and other BYP100 DC activists facilitate a poetry and zine-making workshop for a youth group you’re involved in, please email the MelaNation team at