Zines; a creative expression. Have you heard of this medium before?
In the case you haven’t, our friends at the Bindery describe zines as an avenue to “provide a safe, independent platform of expression for underrepresented and marginalized voices: Black, Indigenous & People of Color, young people, people with disabilities, the LGBTQ(+) community, persecuted religious groups, and people with limited economic resources”. The cool thing about zines is that there is no right or wrong way to create one – you just have fun and express your authentic message through an accessible, creative platform.
Our Ambassadors went to work creating zines to express how they view their battleground regions of the Central Valley and Inland Empire. In case you haven’t heard of this program yet, California Environmental Voters Education Fund identifies, cultivates, and supports young leaders from California’s marginalized communities with the goal of building power in these regions to effect change on key issues like clean air, clean water, and climate resiliency. You can meet this year’s Ambassadors here.