The Pride Parade is this weekend! Whether you're enjoying the celebration or protesting the parade's unfair capitalist corporate sponsors, we've got a list of events that you'll be sure to enjoy.

I acquired some loverly new zines at the exhilarating Feminism and Zines event organized by librarian-artist-activist Jude Vachon at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Check out For the Birds! It is an NYC-based feminist collective and zine distro - from their "About" section, they are self-described as:

FOR THE BIRDS is a New York City-based feminist collective. We work towards establishing alternative spaces that promote the creative interests of women-identified* community members. For the Birds is a collaborative group of organizers with backgrounds in feminism, social justice work, and various artistic pursuits. Through DIY feminist cultural activism, For The Birds aims to empower and support radical women of action.

(In short, they're just awesome.)

-- Jordan A.

J and Latoya Peterson

First: the background. I am a blogger for Refuse the Silence, an organization headed by the great Morgane Richardson and the people that hosted this event. And, because I am a huge nerd, I got giddy at the idea of seeing some of my favorite bloggers speak at this event about something I really care about: race in the feminist movement.

(The picture is of me and Latoya Peterson (editor of Racialicious) after the event! Don't we look chilled out?)

-- Jordan A.

Barnard's Zine Librarian joins Sara Marcus (Girls to the Front: the True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution) and Alison Piepmeier (Girl Zines: Making Media, Doing Feminism) at the Carnegie Library in Pittsburgh to talk about zines and feminism.


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