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Zines: An Introduction to Fighting the Power with a Piece of Paper

This guide was created by Zine Librarian Jenna Freedman for Traci Tullius's zine class at the Stern College for Women/Yeshiva University


front and back of Bystander Intervention & De-escalation zine by Eleanor WhitneyMove up, move back

Read and Discuss

photo of a cat reading a zineWhat a Few Zines Are Like

Skim a zine for four minutes and then switch, for three rounds. You will not be able to read these zines in their entirety.

[Content: curse words, sexuality, racial and economic violence]

In breakout rooms discuss for 5 minutes:

  • Did one or more of the zines have an impact on you? On the creator?
  • How do the zines fight the power?
  • How do the zine images go with or contradict the text?

Group share.