San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
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 free, and 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 on the Lower East Side; and BlueStockings, 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.
When & Where
Brooklyn Historical Society
Founded in 1863, Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) functions as a library, museum, and urban education center dedicated to the people of Brooklyn, providing opportunities for civic dialogue and thoughtful engagement. Each year, 70,000 students and teachers use our innovative programs and resources to learn about American History and scholars conduct important academic research in our Library and Archives. Through partnerships with government and community groups, BHS reaches communities throughout New York City, serving as a hub for information and ideas about Brooklyn and its complex history.
Housed in a magnificent Landmark Building in Brooklyn Heights, designed by George Post in 1878, BHS maintains an important collection of historical manuscripts, books, photographs, maps, paintings, objects, and ephemera dating back to the 17th century. BHS is a long-standing yet modern institution in both outlook and action. We are Brooklyn’s preeminent history center, responsible for preserving and presenting Brooklyn’s history; our collection continues to grow through the acquisition of contemporary and historical works of art, photographs, documents, books, and oral histories.