Zines from the Borderlands: Storytelling about Mixed-Heritage
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.
- Nia King, filmmaker, zinester and editor of MXD: True Stories by Mixed Race Writers
- Daniela Capistrano, founder of the POC Zine Project and DCAP Media
- Jenna Freedman, Barnard Zine Librarian and author of the zine Lower East Side Librarian
- Moderated by: Anne Hays, founder of Brooklyn-based zine distro, Sleeping Creatures, and founding editor of Storyscape.
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.