Youth for International Development - Do It Yourself Training Program

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Youth for International Development - Do it Yourself Training Program

Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation (SCIC)

We are very excited to announce a brand new programming initiative that Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation is introducing this summer in which you, or someone you know, might be interested.

The Youth for International Development – Do It Yourself (YID-DIY) project is designed to help youth who are interested in media, international issues, or both, learn to practice their writing and art skills to make their own creative media (comic books and zines) on global issues. Two three day trainings will be held at a beautiful retreat setting in the Qu’Appelle Valley in Saskatchewan. One session will be held for post-secondary ages 18-25 from August 18 to 20 and one for secondary students ages 13 to 17 from August 24 to 26. No experience is necessary. There will be follow-up after the trainings and the participants will be strongly encouraged to complete and publish their work.

Transportation to the site for ALL participants will be provided from Regina or Saskatoon. Limited travel subsidies are available to help participants get to Regina or Saskatoon.

Facilitator Bios

Alex Wrekk (Portland, Oregon)

Alex Wrekk first started making her own zines when she was 18. Twelve years later, she has put out twenty-one issues of Brainscan and is the author of the very popular and successful how-to guide for zines, Stolen Sharpie Revolution. Alex has presented several workshops at zine symposiums and festivals across the United States, but we are pleased to welcome her to Saskatchewan for her first ever Canadian presentation!

Allan Dotson (Regina, Saskatchewan)

Allan is a graduate of Art and English at the University of Lethbridge and has studied computer art, design, and animation at the Art Institute of Vancouver. Allan has worked as a writer for CBC's Utopia Café and has traveled the world making historical documentaries. He now employs his skills as a member of the Valuable Comics Collective and as an art teacher at the Neil Balkwill Centre in Regina.

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Apply soon as the sessions are expected to fill up. Please pass on this information to anyone who may be interested. Please feel free to contact us for more information.

In creative, internationalist and youthful spirit,

Tracey, Ryan and Elizabeth

SCIC Youth Program Staff

Saskatoon Office

Phone: (306) 956-0622