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Conversations About Care

At New Arab American Theater Works

Conversations About Care

February 29th, 6:30 - 8.30 PM

1011 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55415 (third floor). Free parking on premises

Register for free by February 26

About the event:

Come as you are for a community chat/tea time and share what CARE means to you, what forms of care you see happening in your community and how to extend these practices to our society. The liberating, empowering  words of queer, BIPOC disability activists, chronically ill artists and revolutionary healthcare practitioners, will be our conversation starters to discuss intersectionality, forms of resistance to capitalism and ableism and radical interdependence. No pre-reading is expected to attend this event, just an interest in sharing and listening!  After the conversations you are welcome to stay and attend a short demonstration on how to sew a DIY heating pad using recycled fabric and rice. All participants are welcome to take a small heating pad home.

There will be tea and snacks, heating pads and comfy seating to encourage rest. Masking is also encouraged as a form of allyship to immunocompromised folks. The space welcomes forms of accessibility that are adaptive and responsive to participants' different needs.

This project is supported by a 2023 - 2024 MRAC Arts Impact for Individual Grant, and led by artist/curator Zoe Cinel.

About the artist:

Zoe is an interdisciplinary artist, curator and educator from a Mediterranean culture. Through art they build community around human experiences that are isolating and complex to navigate. Starting from their personal journey as an O1B immigrant and a chronically ill artist, they strive to connect with others and produce social change. Zoe is a member of CarryOn Homes, an artistic collective that tells stories of immigration to Minnesota, and a consultant with the Disability Justice Collective MN. Their achievements include: a 2024 - 2025 MCAD Jerome Fellowship, 2023-2024 University of Minnesota Liberal Arts Hub Residency, 2023 - 2024 MRAC Arts Impact for Individual Grant, 2022-2023 Second Shift Studio Residency. Their artistic and curatorial work has been hosted and featured in venues such as the Walker Art Center, Mana Contemporary Chicago, the Rochester Art Center, the Gordon Parks Gallery, among others. In 2018, they graduated with a Master in Visual Studies from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. They are currently employed as a Visiting Professor at Carleton College, a Community Faculty at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, and a Curator at the Rochester Art Center in Rochester, MN.

Accessibility info:

The building is equipped with:

  • ADA accessible entrance/elevator

  • Gender neutral bathrooms

  • Masking is encouraged

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