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Join to discuss book challenges, your favorite books, and BPL's Books Unbanned initiative. Learn how you can help youth across the country protect the right to read whatever they choose. 

At this meeting, you'll learn about the radical history of zines and their pushback against the marginalization of voices and experiences in print media. Hear how zines help create community and give creators control of their own narratives in the fight against censorship and erasure. You'll also learn how to make a mini-zine from a single sheet of paper so you can start your own zine revolution! If you are able, bring a piece of 8.5x11 computer paper with you to the virtual meeting so you can follow step by step. If you are not able, don't worry! Zine-making instructions will be provided for you to look at later.

Please register to receive a Zoom link the day of the program.

Guest speaker: Emma Karin Eriksson (she/her) is an activist-information worker whose personal and professional life is driven by a commitment to social justice. She made her first zine at 13 and immediately recognized their cathartic and transformative powers. Since then she has made countless zines which have ended up as far away as Japan and in Ivy League archival zine collections. Emma Karin is currently a teen librarian at the Windsor Terrace Branch of Brooklyn Public Library.

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