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Design Justice Jam: Poster Design Workshop

  • Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) - Regent Park 585 Dundas East Toronto, ON M5A 2B7 Canada (map)


Do you have a community event coming up? Are you passionate about a social justice Issues that you want others to be aware of? Don’t know how to create posters? Join us for this poster making 101 workshop!

The Vision Archive is a digital library of co-designed imagery for social justice causes -- let’s utilize them! This workshop will bring together designers, artists, advocates and community organizers to co-create posters for their own causes. No design experience is required!

Working individually and in teams, participants will utilize graphics co-designed in previous workshops and hosted on the Vision Archive to imagine the world we want to create. Social movement already have a  wealthy visual vocabulary of protest and critique — raised fists, barbed wire, marchers holding placards — but we must depict the world we are building, not just the forces we’re resisting. Come connect with others working toward a shared vision and be introduced to key graphic design skills that can support your cause.

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Be introduced to key graphic design skills

  • Apply techniques to the creation of a poster

  • Gain confidence in visual communication

  • Be connected in a shared creative experience

This event is pay what you can, with a suggested donation of $10.*

 *Money raised will support participant costs to attend this year’s Design Justice Network Gathering, a convening of designers committed to social justice causes and community centered practices. To learn more about the gathering visit

We have just 20 spots available, so we encourage you to register as soon as possible on Eventbrite. If you’re not able to join us, please pass on this invitation to anyone else who you think might be interested.


This event is dedicated to creating a safe and accessible space for everyone. Please refer to the following information for our accessibility guidelines:


The Design Justice Jam: Poster Design Workshop will be a fragrance-free event. Please refrain from wearing scents such as perfumes/colognes, scented lotions, clothing with strong detergent scents, etc.

More info on being scent-free can be found here:


Interpreters are available by request for this event. Requests can be made by contacting Shameela Zaman:

Building Accessibility

Accessible entrances to the building.

There are 2 elevators located on the main floor of the building. When you enter the main doors, go straight and turn right at end of hallway. Elevators will be on your right. 


Facilitator Bios:

Una Lee is a designer and facilitator of community centered design — a framework for social purpose design that uses collaborative creative processes to draw upon the brilliance of people and communities resisting injustice. These co-created projects have contributed to substantial shifts in legislation, policy, awareness, and community development. See more at

With a background in scientific archives and art, Gracen Brilmyer is interested in how accessibility and usability of digital archives can be shifted. Using Queer Theory and Disability Studies as frameworks to question accessibility, they hope to trouble relations to power and authority and reimagine what digital archives might do for social justice. See more at: