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Healdsburg School: 7th Grade Art

This guide was made by Jenna Freedman for Ann Weber's class in February 2021.


front and back of Bystander Intervention & De-escalation zine by Eleanor WhitneySet the tone for a warm and welcoming space

Listen to understand

Encourage multiple voices to be heard

Recognize different ways of participating

Barnard Zine Library Definition

A zine, short for fanzine or magazine, is a DIY subculture self-publication, usually made on paper and reproduced with a photocopier or printer. Zine creators are often motivated by a desire to share knowledge or experience with people in marginalized or otherwise less-empowered communities.

Nina Nijsten's Definition

Nijsten, Nina. Scissors & Chainsaws No. 2 : Diary Comic Zine Made in July 2020 During International Zine Month. Gent, Belgium: Nina Nijsten, 2020.

Read and Discuss

zine table of contentsWhat Zines Are Like

You won't have time to read the whole zine.

Our Stories Matter

Winter: start with Mental Health

Spring: start with Domestic Violence + Safety

Summer: start with Families

Fall: start with Art + Music


In breakout rooms discuss for five minutes:

  • Did one or more of the zines have an impact on you? On the creator?
  • How do the graphics in the zine go with (or against) the writing?

Group share.