I am SO excited to be posting this up! Nothing would make me happier than if you wanted to be involved this project. Please forward this call-out to anyone else you think might be interested! Thank you!
We are creating a zine and fully-fledged, comprehensive resource list around the themes of anti-oppression and privilege.
We are calling out for two types of information:
1. We’re looking for submissions for the zine on privilege and oppression – articles, theory, personal stories, resources, poetry, artwork, film, music, recipes… however you want to tackle the subject. We’re looking for any and all contributions you want to write in response to this call out as well as existing work/articles you know of. Some submissions we receive may not be suitable this time round, but we hope the experience of trying to tackle these issues will be worthwhile for everyone.
2. ALL articles/books/film/music/websites/authors/activists that you know of that deal with these topics – literally anything and everything. Theory or practice. Specific forms of privilege (for example, able bodied, white, class, age, gender, sexuality, cis gender) through to theory of oppression. Examples would include (authors) Bell Hooks, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Tim Wise, Eli Clare, (websites) anarcha.org, rantcollective.net, racialicious.com etc etc etc! Obviously some people will overlap different categories, as will articles and websites.
If all goes well, we will be scaling up this project into a fully-fledged, comprehensive edited handbook, so if you want to be involved, now is the time!
Deadline for submissions is 17th April. Please send submissions, addressed to Hanna and Nim, to email@example.com. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch. If you’re interested in working with us to take this project further, please get in touch and tell us a little more about yourself. We’d love to hear from you.
Hanna is an anti-oppression practitioner who has worked with the UK Youth Climate Coalition and The Otesha Project UK. She is currently working with the East London Green Jobs Alliance, a coalition of trade unions, NGOs, community based organisations and green businesses working together to create green and decent jobs for East London citizens.
Nim is an anti-oppression practitioner who works with MOSAIC Black and Mixed Parentage family group, LGBT young people and coordinates So We Stand, a UK based group which recognises the integral links between anti-racist struggle, social justice and environmental injustices. SWS works with frontline communities fighting environmental injustices on their terms.