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Resources from Gumberg
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Passionate about a topic? Consider making a zine! "The term zine refers generally to a small-format publication, usually printed with relatively low production values and devoted to a niche topic." -Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice
Source: Nicki Sabalu, Vimeo.
Whatcha Mean, What's a Zine? by
Call Number: Z286 .Z54 T63 2006 (Gumberg 5th floor - Curriculum Center)
A zine is a handmade magazine or mini-comic about anything you can imagine: favorite bands, personal stories, subcultures, or collections. They contain diary entries, rants, interviews, and stories. They can be by one person or many, found in stores, traded at comic conventions, exchanged with friends, or given away for free. Zines are not a new idea: they've been around for years under various names (chapbooks, flyers, pamphlets). People with independent ideas have been getting their word out since before there were printing presses.
Resources from the Web
Duquesne Student Organizations
A list of organizations to join (look specifically at community service & advocacy!)
"This toolkit will provide you with the basic structure and strategies needed to plan and carry out an effective grassroots public education or advocacy campaign. It includes what you need to do to establish your goals, create a strategy, make a step-by-step plan, and mobilize the people, partners, and resources to make it all achievable."
The Activist Toolkit
Step-by-step guides with milestones for empowering yourself and working with Congress, the media, and your community from RESULTS, a non-profit advocacy group
Student Activism Resources
Accredited Schools Online has compiled a few resources on different activism topics geared toward students
Online Activism Collections
Get inspired from this list of primary sources, mostly archives, from UC San Diego