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Making Mini Zines, Doing Feminism

Through our mini zine workshops, Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity encourages making mini zines as a way of doing feminism. Zine-making allows women and other marginalized people to engage in creative self-expression and speak for themselves in a society that often silences them. They allow zine-makers to critique, question, resist, and reappropriate the patriarchal mass media and challenge capitalism by taking the means of production into their own hands. Zines are a powerful medium for advocacy and social change. They are at once personal and political. Moreover, zines promote community-building by fostering a gift economy of sharing and exchange; often, they are made collectively or in community with others. Share your ideas, experiences, and ways of knowing — learn to make mini zines!

WHAT'S A MINI ZINE?

Mini zines are tiny 8-page DIY magazines. They are self-published creations that consist of a single sheet of paper.

With your permission, the zines you make at our workshops are collected and scanned to the Emily Taylor Center’s Make Mini Zines! Archive and disseminated on campus by ETC during events. You may submit your zine to the archive anonymously or authored. After they are scanned and entered into the archive, you make pick up your original mini zines at the Emily Taylor Center (Burge 1040)

INTERESTED IN ZINES & ZINE CULTURE?

Join our Facebook Group

 

Visit our growing Make Mini Zines! Archive

 

Visit our evolving Zine Resources Guide

 

Request a Make Mini Zines! Workshop for your KU or community group

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Saturday, August 31st

KC ZINE CON #5, 11 am - 6 pm

Making Mini Zines, Doing Feminism Workshop, 3 - 5 pm

UMKC Pierson Auditorium

5100 Rockhill Rd

Kansas City, MO 64110

 

Tuesday, September 3rd, 12 - 3 pm

ZINES & ZA

ETC Open House!

The Emily Taylor Center

Burge Union, Suite 1040

 

Tuesday, September 17th, 6 - 9 pm

QUEER ZINE NIGHT with SGD

Bi+ Visibility

The Center for Sexuality & Gender Diversity

KU Memorial Union, Room 400

 

Saturday, September 21st, TBA

TRANSKANSAS 2019

Make Mini Zines! with ETC at TK19

First Congregational UCC

700 Poyntz Ave

Manhattan, KS 66502

 

Tuesday, October 1st, 12 - 3 pm

ZINES & ZA: ETC's MONTHLY OPEN HOUSE

The Emily Taylor Center

Burge Union, Suite 1040

 

Tuesday, October 22nd, 6 - 9 pm

QUEER ZINE NIGHT with SGD

Queer Hallowzine Night

The Center for Sexuality & Gender Diversity

KU Memorial Union, Room 400

 

Thursday, October 24th, 4 - 6:30 pm

FEMME FM Mini Zine Workshop

KU Memorial Union, Hawks Nest

Co-sponsored by Student Union Activities & KJHK

 

Thursday, October 31st, 12 - 3 pm

FEMINIST HALLOWZINE COLORING PARTY

The Emily Taylor Center

Burge Union, Suite 1040

 

Tuesday, November 5th, 12 - 3 pm

ZINES & ZA: ETC's MONTHLY OPEN HOUSE

Zines & Za: Smash The Patriarchy!

The Emily Taylor Center

Burge Union, Suite 1040

 

Tuesday, November 12th, 6 - 9 pm

QUEER ZINE NIGHT with SGD

Trans Masculine & Masculine of Center Stories

The Center for Sexuality & Gender Diversity

KU Memorial Union, Room 400

 

Tuesday, December 3rd, 12 - 3 pm

ZINES & ZA: ETC's MONTHLY OPEN HOUSE

Zines & Za: Self Care

The Emily Taylor Center

Burge Union, Suite 1040


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