The Social Justice Zines collection is located on the first floor of the Library, to the right of the Makerspace. Can't find it? Ask at the Reference Desk!
The zines in this collection are special because you don't have to check them out or bring them back. You can return them when you're done with them if you want, or you can keep them. It is entirely up to you.
The hope is that you will use this collection to learn more about social justice, activism, and how you can not only participate but stay safe. If you see a zine that you want but we are out of copies, please let Dawn Stahura know and she will make you a copy. You can find her in L114 or you can email her at email@example.com.
Dawn also would love suggestions, so if there is something you want that is not represented here, let her know.
Self-published, usually in small batches. Anyone can make one.
Distributed by their makers (either independently or through zine distributors) by hand, at zine fests, and by mail.
Labors of love -- made for self-expression, not for profit.
A medium for expressing ideas & telling stories that aren't represented in the mainstream print (or other) media that handle themes such as gender, identity, community, and resistance.
A continuation of the participatory media created in First Wave Feminisim scrapbooks and health pamplets and Second Wave Feminism mimeographs.
Listen to Kathleen Hannah, from Bikini Kill, read from her zine below:
Stop by the library and pick up copies of these empowering zines from our current Social Justice Zines collection! These zines are free for the taking and are provided by Beatley Library as educational and informative tools for a wide range of topics, including how to stay safe during a protest, how to support a victim of sexual violence, how to participate in direct action and protest and more:
ZINE CATEGORIES & TITLES
Collectives, Radical Communities, Consensus, Anarchy
Allies, White Privilege, Oppression, Patriarchy
Activism, Protests, Bystander Intervention
Your Rights, Police
How-To's for Media, How-to's for banners, Promotion
Sexual Assault, Abusive Behavior, Consent
Mental Health, First Aid