New Exhibit: Zines Respond: Recognize, Reclaim, Resist

Historically, zines have been central to subcultural movements and activism as a result of their ability to be mass produced with ease and to accommodate more creative, or “unconventional,” styles of formatting information. As a result, they have become outlets for collective action that address how those in power have failed our communities, as well as ways of healing, releasing trauma, and practicing radical joy. 

In response to bias incidents on campus, the zines in this exhibit were chosen to to demonstrate how the authors RECOGNIZE histories of oppression and their effects on the targeted communities, RECLAIM personal experiences of oppression in the hopes of redefining oneself, and, ultimately, finding ways to RESIST hegemonic structures, both individually and within a collective.