to support teaching artists
& free community education
July 18, 2022
With your help in 2021, we redesigned the Booklyn Education Manual. Then in 2022–again with your help–we translated it into Spanish. And we went even further–we created a series of video tutorials in Spanish, we did a Zine Jam workshop in Sunset Park (Brooklyn, NY), and did five workshops at the Brooklyn Community Pride Center: three with Queer Detainee Empowerment Project; two with Brooklyn Ghost Project, a black, transgender-led organization. All workshops and resources were free for participants. Woohoo!
Now, want to do more.
We are all about making bookmaking, zine-making, and self-publishing accessible to historically marginalized communities, delivered from a non-specialist approach. We are focused on supporting communities hit hard by the pandemic: young people, immigrants, and those from the LGBTQIA+ community, among others. This also provides work for teaching artists who have faced devastating financial blows during the pandemic. Our goal: to build a world of self-determined narratives, where hands-on bookmaking skills are used to build communities and understand the world around us.
Can you help us do that by buying a t-shirt today?