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Social Change Zinesters

For those interested in zines as tools for social change, whether in terms of zine content itself, instituting zine collections in public libraries, teaching zine workshops, or other activities.
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Grrrl Zines A-Go-Go is an all-women workshop group based in Southern California. Since 2002 we have been facilitating workshops in community venues and college campuses in our region. We focus on the empowerment of young women through the production of fanzines and self published works.

Zines Build Strong Culture Three Ways!

Literacy

Engaging people in reading is only part of the path toward true literacy. It’s equally important to engage them in writing. The skill involved in shaping a text, be it story or rant, engages literacy skills on a deeper level through active use. Reading and writing zines makes it clear that the power of literacy skills is tangible and doable.

Visual literacy is also practiced in zine-making, as the message of imagery is wrestled with through collage, drawing, and juxtaposing image with text. Zine makers learn how powerful images can be to create an emotional response or to further the power of the written text.
Zines are also a path toward cultural literacy. The depth and breadth of our culture is not adequately presented by mainstream media. Zines offer off-the-beaten path images and stories, and commentaries about society, making it clear that people should be creating their culture.

Creativity

Creating and not just consuming culture, writing, images, and ideas is central to the power of zines. More and more of our activities are mediated and shaped for us, rather than created by us. Making choices is central to developing creative skills. In today’s culture it can feel like we have to consciously separate ourselves from the mainstream in order to have real choices, and zine culture provides a community of other do-it-yourself experimenters to make contact with.

Zines also provide a place to practice both individual and collaborative creativity. The skills of each are unique, and our culture does not provide adequate forums to really explore either. Collaboration is a skill that is given short shrift in our hierarchical and competitive society. Zines are one way to practice the give and take that collaboration entails, as you work with others to create a collective expression.

History

It’s frequently said that history is created by the winner. These days the winner is corporate media, the government, and those with the money to control others. It’s essential that the experiences of each person is valued, that the culture they are part of is valued, that the importance of the small stories of life are valued as all being essential to the recording of history. Being a part of shaping history means including zines the archives of libraries, and treating them as valuable resources for future generations who want to learn from the past.

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ALA Annual Conference Zine Pavilion, June in San Francisco 2015!!!

Posted on January 21, 2015 at 10:45am 2 Comments

Hi everyone!



We are collecting donations for the ALA Annual Conference Zine Pavilion in June, in San Francisco. In the past, we've had a backstock of zines from weeded collections/ donations, etc. This year, except with a little stipend from ALA, we are struggling to gather zines for the exhibit and then raffle donation. So essentially, we would like to have zines! Zines collected…

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A big thank you!!!! from the zine librarians and collective workers at ALA!!

Posted on July 1, 2012 at 9:02am 0 Comments

I just want to give a big shout out to everyone who participated at the American Library Association Zine Pavilion at this year's annual conference!!! 

Check out some of the photos:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluestocking/sets/72157630307756452/detail/ 

Courtesy Violet Fox from ZAPP

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Zines! (Re)Make History! Exhibit!

Posted on February 4, 2009 at 1:18pm 0 Comments

A big props up to everyone who submitted a zine for the exhibit! It was exceptional!!! We had over 200 people attend the opening and multiple people cutting and pasting!!!! People were spread out over the gallery floor. Now that's what I call upping the status quo white wall art world!

Pictures posted on our Profile!

xo
Kim Riot and Mrat
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At 11:33am on January 7, 2013, Lubomyr Tymkiv said…

We invite you to take part in the First International Exhibition "ZINESHOW" in Ukraine. Participation is free. Any technique. Any theme and format. No return. Deadline: 15/04/2013. Exhibition on the blog http://zineshow.blogspot.com All works will be exhibited also in the gallery "tymutopiyapres" http://tymutopiyapres.blogspot.com is not a commercial gallery. Welcomed but not "necessarily" summary of your zine or about you or your creative work (this is necessary for further elucidation of the project and possible documentation). Zines for the exhibition please send air mail: "Zineshow" A/C 9875, Sadivnycha 19/1, 79038, Lviv, Ukraine.

At 9:08pm on March 16, 2011, Beth M said…
I saw you posted on Anastasia Weedsmith's wall, and I was trying to get in touch with her (but not about payment or anything really important, thank goodness). however, Grace (http://wemakezines.ning.com/profile/GraceBirch) said to me Anastasia is still active on her Facebook. I don't know Anastasia's Facebook, but I would ask Grace to contact her for you so hopefully you can get your zine payments sorted out. good luck :]
At 2:34pm on June 2, 2009, Sharmi said…
have you signed up to be a vendor at the sacto zine symposium??

send your publication name and contact info to:
sactozines@gmail.com
At 9:20pm on January 7, 2009, womans monthly said…
Actually, im interested in three of them..
At 9:19pm on January 7, 2009, womans monthly said…
I dont use paypal yet, is there any way of obtaining 'Let's DIY!
A D.I.Y. how-to zine about putting on your own workshops!
($1.00) '? I could send oyu extra money, or buy in bulk a few different zines, or do a swap or something..?
At 3:31pm on January 4, 2009, Amazing Sunflower said…
I just posted a review of Let’s D.I.Y. #2 by Grrrl Zines A-Go-Go on my blog.
At 1:16am on September 21, 2008, Robert Trujillo/Tres said…
Peace GrrlZines, thx for telling me about this site.Its dope to find sum'm like this where zines are the central artform. Word, cant wait to see what the show in SD is like.Hasta Laters.
-Robert Trujillo/Tres
Trust Your Struggle Collective
"Come Bien" Books
CA-NYC
 
 
 

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