ZINE-MAKING AS ARTIVISM

APRIL 5, 2018 Cal State University, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA



This event framed zines as a form of public art and culture that increases representation and presence of marginalized communities in the public sphere. Additional focus on how zine-making has been embraced as a method for social justice-oriented actions: community organizing, community education, expressing the concerns of communities, etc.  I presented my research "Carving Out Space in the Folds: Latinx Art and Zine Collectivities" alongside my fellow panelists Ziba Zehdar-Gazdecki (Los Angeles Public Library Baldwin Hills Zine Librarian and zinester), Janelle Navarro (Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Indigenous zinester), Brenzy Solorzano (East LA zinester, author of "Homegirlz" zines. Event organized by Dr. Kimberly Robertson and sponsored by the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexualities at Cal State Los Angeles.