The ten-page research paper has its value, but there are many other ways to demonstrate knowledge. By creating a zine (or podcast or activist campaign, or timeline, etc.), students can explore and show facets of themselves that highlight skills beyond those recognized and valued by an academy built by the ruling class to train its own to self-replicate. Zines and other self-publishing media can speak effectively to an audience beyond a grading-weary professor.
In this workshop, zine makers and zine librarians Jenna and Ziba will model zine-making as a means of challenging the white patriarchy. Participants will create teaching and learning manifesto zines that we hope will bring them joy and a sense of empowerment.