28 Feb CELEBRATING BLACK: A BLACK HISTORY MONTH ZINE
WHAT IS A ZINE?
A “zine” is a DIY, grassroots, homemade and non-commercial creative publication usually devoted to a specialized and frequently non-conventional subject matter. Historically, zines have been famous as platforms used to subvert hegemonic institutions, ideals, and norms, such as patriarchal ideologies, white supremacy and more. This resistance and protest is usually through the sharing of lived experiences in various creative ways. The following PDF is a zine created in collaboration by CARED, MUSE, and QBAS for Black History Month.
TO OUR READERS…
As we reflect on black and the revolutionary, creative, and nuanced initiatives that have taken place in history it is important to carry these with us beyond February. The efforts of Black people should not be limited to a highlight real in 28 days. Blackness is not just its history, however, about the shared experience of the black community, how these experiences have shaped us, challenged us, and what can be achieved by us in the present and future. Nurturing a space where black people can thrive academically, creatively and freely means recognizing that we are more than our history and set a precedent for our futures. The celebration of blackness deserves more than a month.
PDF OF CELEBRATING BLACK ZINE:
Ben Evans Duran
Committee Against Racial and Ethnic Discrimination (CARED)
Queen’s Black Academic Society (QBAS)
Danielle Hope Edwards
Queen’s Collage Collective