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Brooklyn Emerging Leaders Academy: Ethnic Studies Zine Class

This guide was made for Sara Yukimoto-Saltman's classes in the spring of 2020.

Read and Discuss

Read five zines for two minutes each.

[Content: curse words, sexuality, nudity, violence]

  1. Group 1 - Ungrateful Black-White Girl
  2. Group 2 - Busy Bea's Bush #3
  3. Group 3 - A DIY Urban Farming Guide
  4. Group 4 - Asian American Feminist Antibodies
  5. Group 5 - YELL Zine #1

In breakout rooms discuss:

  • Did one or more of the zines have an impact on you, and why or why not?
  • Why do you think they chose to make a zine (instead of publishing in some other way, like writing a bestseller or posting on Instagram)?
  • Are there graphics in the zine? Handwriting? Collages? Do they go together?
  • How does the zine make you feel?

Group share.

Zines Are

What is one word or phrase that means zine to you?