To celebrate our zine making event coming up on Wednesday, July 31, we're going to be profiling a few zines here at the library to get you excited!
Today, I'd like to draw your attention to the zine Quarrel. It's a new arrival here, so we don't have it on our shelves yet, but you can read it online at the POC Zine Project's website. We are super excited to be working with POCZP at our event Wednesday!
Quarrel is a compilation zine about confronting rapists in radical communities. There is a particularly strong section about a community's reaction to a white man who posed as a person of color in radical activist groups for several years in order to date women of color. There are also personal stories about gendered harrassment in the Occupy Wall Street and struggles associated with removing assaulters from community spaces. I really reccomend this zine.
[From Quarrel's website] QUARREL was a Bay Area affinity group that formed to take names and kick ass with an anti-colonial, queer, feminist boot. We support the self determination fo survivors and used harm reduction inspired techniques in survivor led actions to transform our communities into safer spaces. Some of our stories are collected here in QUARREL the zine.