A project of Brooklyn Historical Society

Zines from the Borderlands: Storytelling about Mixed-Heritage

Event Date:

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 7:00pm

How can zines create new narratives and representations for mixed-heritage people, LGBTQ communities, and people of color who are stereotyped or ignored in mainstream media?

What is the role of zines, DIY and self-publishing within marginalized communities?

How can zine culture open up space for intersectional conversations about identity and cultural hybridity?

Come participate in a vibrant conversation about race, gender, sexuality and media with four zinesters, activists and media-makers. Multimedia panel presentations will touch on themes such as: telling inclusive and intersectional stories; DIY and self-publishing; zine creation, production, and distribution; leveraging zine culture for racial and LGBTQ justice and movement building, and more.

Panelists include:

April 24th, 2014

This event is co-sponsored by the Brooklyn Zine Fest, a 2-day festival showcasing 150 writers, artists, publishers, a zine exposition and public talks on April 26th-27th; ABC No Rio, a collectively-run center for arts and activism in the Lower East Side; and BlueStockings Bookstore, a feminist bookstore, cafe and activist center. 

Image courtesy of 50 Zines by Queer People of Color, article by Daniela Capistrano and Nia King, 2013.