We are excited to participate in the IRWaG Girls Rock event at Columbia University:
Wednesday, September 19th, 2012
4:00pm - Riot Grrrl Zine presenation in 754 Schermerhorn Extension (This is the Barnard Zine Library's part!)
5:00pm - Girls Rock! documentary screening in 754 Schermerhorn Extension
Thursday, September 20, 2012
12:00pm - Conversation on Race, Gender and Music in 754 Schermerhorn Extension
4:00pm - Concert outside on Columbia University campus, Avery Plaza in front of Schermerhorn
Though the days of couples carving their initials into treestumps and undeniable love-at-first-sight reside only in fiction, the fact is, you can't deny the appeal of falling in love while wrapping yourself in a Snuggie and slurping instant noodle soup. Online dating services allow users to construct and hide behind tippy-top versions of themselves and simultaneously lust over the photoshopped versions others. While one could argue that these websites such as OK Cupid attempt to build love from sham, statistics show that online dating was the root of 17% of last year's marriages.
An instructor in the Young Women's Leadership Initiative program asked me to pull zines with these guidelines:
I think it's less important to show range--since they will be making pretty traditional format zines--and more important just to show strong examples with good layout and intelligent writing. The more "issue"-oriented the better, since I'm going to be focusing on the idea of making political zines as opposed to purely personal or diaristic ones.