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Hey there! Check out this great new project that I (Jordan) have been working on recently: As[I]Am is a soon-to-be-launched Asian American social justice website showcasing the work of artists and activists across the US. We have a Facebook page with our mission statement and a call for submissions out. Our first deadline is March 2nd for submissions to be featured with the launch! Digital zines are gladly accepted. Additionally, any zinesters that want to participate in email interviews for As[I]Am, shoot us an email! Please send submissions and other notes to asiamproject@gmail.com – more info and submission guidelines after the jump.

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Thursday, February 6, 2013
6-7pm
Lehman 204

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The theme for the upcoming issue #5 (Spring, 13’) of my fanzine Muchacha is "Brown Queen: Latina Voices of the 21st Century." I am calling out to Latina/Chicana/Hispanic identified women worldwide to contribute their voices though an array of mediums including poetry, essays, art, comics, etc. I want this issue to serve as a time capsule for future generations of Brown women. Let our voices be heard and let us pick up the pieces and continue the lessons of our foremothers. As Gloria Anzaldúa brilliantly said: "I will no longer be made to feel ashamed of existing. I will have my voice: Indian, Spanish, white. I will have my serpent’s tongue - my woman’s voice, my sexual voice, my poet’s voice. I will overcome the tradition of silence."

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We are ecstatic to have just received a donation of zines by people of color from Mimi Thi Nguyen, labor of lovingly photocopied by UIUC graduate research assistant in English Ariana Ruiz. The donation was delivered by Daniela Capistrano on behalf of the POC Zine Project. w00t!

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Per an email from the organizers of the Brooklyn Zine Fest:

Dust off your zine descriptions and start remembering how to spell your own name, because the Brooklyn Zine Fest 2013 Exhibitor Application is opening in one week on Thursday, January 3rd!
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Among a lovely donation of zines from Naima Coster, we received a copy of Readin' & Fightin': Insisting on Literature by Women of Color by Camille, a recent college graduate who lamented what was missing from her history and literature education. She decided to read only books by other women of color and then created a bibliography project out of it, which ultimately became a zine (Zines 3655r no. 1 2009?) and a blog.

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Saturday, February 16 – Monday, February 18
(President’s Day)

“A great experience…and a shot in the arm for your self-esteem.”
– Ladies Rock Camper

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Time for a road/train trip! Sarah Lawrence College will host a Queer/Feminist Zine Fest coming up on November 10th. Readings, tabling, and rad zines galore! 

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Submit to the amazing new issue of Totally Radical Muslims by emailing islamophobia.zine@gmail.com by November 15th! They are looking for just about anything relating to Muslims resisting Islamophobia and participating in all manner of social justice work. More info at the link and below the jump.

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Deadline December 1, 2012

Jude Vachon is compiling a zine called "Dude. You. Suck." It's a zine "where women can share romantic/sexual experiences with men where they felt treated poorly" in a way that is related to gender and sexism issues. She wants to set up a dialogue between women about experiences with men in an era where men's and women's responsibilities are still not shared equally and focus on the communication gap between men and women.

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There's a Feminist Zine Reading at Bluestockings featuring our zine assistant Jordan Alam and our libary school intern Elvis Bakaitis! Both are prolific and excellent zinesters. Click for more for info and check out the Facebook Event.

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