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Zines@Douglas: DCLZC Zine picks

Zines at the Douglas College Library, Zine resources for faculty and distros Zinesters

What is the DCLZC?

This year a new zine collective was created.  The DCLZC (DOuglas College Library Zine Collective).  We are a group of staff, students, librarians and faculty who are interested in promoting the use of zines and the value they add to community voices.  We have held a few zine events since the pandemic but plan to hold more.  If  you are interested in hearing about Zine events, new Zines and generally supporting Zines@Douglas, email for more information.  


DCLZC (Douglas College Library Zine Collective)

Highlighted Zines

Right To Food Zine’s mission is to promote the human right to food that is healthy, nutritious, affordable, and presented with dignity. Our voices reflect the diversity that is the Downtown Eastside. Our articles, research, and recipes speak to the DTES residents, social justice groups, and beyond. We inform our readers, while fostering the desire to know more and to become more engaged. As part of the DTES community, we strive to be a tool for community-building.


Illegitimacy of Violence, the Violence of Legitimacy

Coming out of the context of the debates within Occupy Wall Street, The Illegitimacy of Violence, the Violence of Legitimacy explores questions of “legitimacy” in social movements. What does it mean to be “legitimate”? What does it mean to be “illegitimate”? How are these terms related to the discourse around violence and non-violence?

Woodsquat / Trevor M.


Woodsquat, by Trevor M. is about the squat at the Woodwards building in Vancouver.  The squat was an autonomous direct action housing initiative that took place over 92 days from September 14 to December 14, 2002


"an anti-racist, anti-colonialist, Indigenous, queer, feminist Vancouver-based zine produced by and for Indigenous women, women of colour and queer and/or trans women."  A collection of stories, art, and poetry.

Taking another look at class / Sandy Cameron  

Essays originally published in the Carnegie Newsletter (from Vancouver's DTES) about the struggle for economic and social justice, and the issues of inequality and poverty.  Focuses on class issues in Vancouver. 

Men Can Stop Rape  

Everyone calls themselves and ally until it is time to do some real ally shit / Ancestral Pride


Highlighted Zines

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack / Peggy McIntosh

"I began to count the ways in which I enjoy unearned skin privilege and have been conditioned into oblivion about its existence. My schooling gave me no training in seeing myself as an oppressor, as an unfairly advantaged person, or as a participant in a damaged culture. I was taught to see myself as an individual whose moral state depended on her individual moral will."--Peggy McIntosh.

Understanding Patriarchy / bell hooks

"Although we were often confused, we knew one fact for certain: we could not be and act the way we wanted to, doing what we felt like. It was clear to us that our behavior had to follow a predetermined, gendered script. We both learned the work 'patriarchy' in our adult life, when we learned that the script that had determined what we should be, the identities we should make, was based on patriarchal values and beliefs about gender"--bell hooks

The Worst : Compilation Zine on Grief and Loss


"Compilation zine on grief, loss, death, and mourning in radical scenes -- how grief intersects with radical politics, how we can support those we know who have lost people dear to them, how we can support ourselves through the overwhelming emotions that accompany loss and mourning, how we can create room in radical scenes for people to grieve and still participate, how we cope and take care of ourselves in the midst of loss."

Two - Spirit:  Conversations with Trans and Queer Indigenous People in Toronto


Zine writeups from the DCLZC (Douglas College Library Zine Collective)



Canadian wanderings: A collective poem anthology zine was composed collectively by the students in an English Language Learning and Acquisition (ELLA 0120-001)class – taught by Douglas College instructor Tina Fusco – and the Douglas College Library Zine Collective (DCLZC). The poems were written in a folding poem activity that prompted students to share their experiences of coming to Canada.






"When it comes to sexuality, people with physical or intellectual disabilities are often seen as asexual or hypersexual. Their sexuality is heavily regulated and/or seen as dangerous or inappropriate. In reality: it is not inappropriate for intellectually or physically disabled folks to desire or engage in sexual activities. This zine is an introduction to some thinkers/artists/activists and their ideas & concepts that deal with the intersection of disability & sexuality!” -- Ashley Hartman Annis 





Zine created by the Sliced Mango Collective which includes poems, short essays, and artwork from the Filipinx community in "Metro Vancouver" that seeks to answer these questions: What makes you you, what makes you part of the Filipinx-Canadian community, and what does that mean to you? 






A colourful mixed-media zine by Cree Ojibwe woman Jenna Rose Sands on the problematic nature of cultural appropriation, particularly in profiting off reclaimed cultural elements of Indigenous cultures. It also tries to answer common questions and talks about certain phrases we shouldn’t use. 





"a critique of how privilege theory and cultural essentialism has incapacitated antiracist, feminist, and queer organizing by minimizing and misrepresenting the severity and structural character of the violence faced by marginalized groups.” This Zine touches on Occupy Oakland in 2011. 





Created by the Geography 495 class of 2018 at UBC taught by Dr. Juanita Sundberg. It aims to expose the impacts of Canadian mining practices in Latin America and includes case studies that show the impact of mining on Indigenous communities and profiles of Indigenous activists. 

Pride Zines

Birth Control if you're trans* and have a uterus

The Transgender Herb Garden


Denser: One woman's journey through lesbian studies

Lorde & Gertrude Stein 

Unapologetic: The journal of irresponsible gender

Testosterone & Fertility for trans people, health care works and you and me

Indige Queer Futures

Our work is everywhere:  An illustrated oral history of Queer & Trans resistance

Transcending Gender:  Sex without roles

Two Spirit:  Conversations with young Two Spirit, Trans and Queer Indigenous People in Toronto

Zuke + Wendy

Zines @ Douglas College Coquitlam Campus

Diversity Training + Policies

Summary of the zine here. this is a lovely sinze