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The Social Justice Zine Collection includes over 60 zines and is curated with a social justice activism lens. Specific topics that represent the scope of this collection are zine works about neurodivergence, anti-racist activism, gender, sexuality, disability activism, feminist art, Black archives, and social movement history.
Zines (pronounced "zeens" like "magazines") are do-it-yourself publications, made from collections of images and text, and distributed by the creator or zinester themselves. Zines are created out of love, not for profit, and are focused on a wide array of topics.
The Social Justice Zine Collection is curated with a social justice activism lens. Specific topics that represent the scope of this collection are zine works:
● By members from ethnically and socially marginalized communities
● By members of gender nonconforming and LGBTQI communities
● By activists about activism, and history of social movements
● By current UCSB students and community members
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- Paige Sundstrom (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Visit UCSB Library's Social Justice Zine Collection!
We invite you to visit UCSB Library's Social Justice Zine Collection located in the Art & Architecture collection on the Library's 1st floor. You are welcome to browse, read, and check out zines from the collection!
Raza for Black Lives: This Bridge Called Unity by "In creating this zine we aim to raise consciousness on the prison-industrial complex, criminalization of youth and anti-Blackness within our Raza community. The last pages mention ideas pa tomar pasos pa'lante. In order for us to continue to be active against oppressive forces and to dismantle the barriers planted between Black and Brown peoples."--Publisher's Etsy site.
Call Number: HV9950 .R39 2015, Art & Architecture, Social Justice Zine Collection
Queer azn musicians by "Inside, you will find interviews and/or submissions from 26 queer and asian musicians. Our goal is to create a space to feature the voices of queer and trans people of color, specifically of the asian diaspora, and their relationship with music."--Page [ii].
Call Number: HQ73.3.U6 W86 2019, Art & Architecture, Social Justice Zine Collection
BOY* Black Transmasc Reflections "BOY* a field guide to transformation, posing difficult questions to my body, displacement, and dysphasia, my body, and yours"--Page 3.
Call Number: HQ77.9 .W96 2020, Art & Architecture, Social Justice Zine Collection
We’ve purchased zines from over 25 zinesters and distros!
- Brown Recluse Zine Distro (Oakland, CA)
- Individual Zinesters’ Etsy shops
- Microcosm Publishing (Portland, OR)
- Radical History Club (San Diego, CA)
- Mixed Rice Zines (Oakland, CA)
- Project Paint (San Diego, CA)
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