Zine-Making Toward Social Change, February 21 – News


A group of five zine creators will present “Zinemaking Toward Social Change: Artivism, Rhetoric, and Publishing Minoritarian Cultures,” at 9 a.m. on Monday, February 21, via Zoom. Registration for the event can be found here.

Zines are do-it-yourself group or individual print publications, similar to magazines. “They have always worked as an inexpensive and convenient method of creating and disseminating materials,” said Dr Ela Przybyło, who organized the event with Dr Erika Sparby. “Zines have been particularly used by the BIPOC, feminist and queer communities to challenge mainstream ideas of gender, racism and sexuality as well as the exclusivity of the publishing industry.”

Zine-Making Toward Social Change will feature five speakers, Adela Licona, Aleksandra Kamińska, Agata Wnuk, Yingchen Kwok and Ying Tong.

Licona is the founder of the agency Art of Change: “Entremundos” and associate professor emeritus of English at the University of Arizona. She has published on zines and created several herself. Kamińska and Barbara Wnuk founders of Girls* in front, a Warsaw-based feminist collective that produces zine. Kwok and Ying Tong created a zine called an aromantic designa zine on aromantism.

Funding for this event was provided by the ISU Fell Grant, the Harold Sage Fund, and the Illinois State University Foundation.

For more information, visit the event website.


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