During our freshman year of college – Anushka, Sam, and Eden – met in a class called Designing Media for Social Change. Our capstone project was the first issue of GEN-ZiNE – gendered violence: disciplining the body. Since then, GEN-ZiNE has continued to release print zines. Along the way, our community of writers, thinkers, and artists have grown with us.
This Guidebook is the Gen Z’ers starting point to approaching this election and the American political system at large. Our civic engagement begins with a vote, but is much more than that. In this issue we educate and amplify, and prepare to organize and mobilize. This is #OurFirstVote.
The Election Guidebook: Divided States of America
No Planet B
Climate change is the biggest issue that Generation Z faces head-on. We discuss the roots and truths of climate change, humanize climate change as a social issue, and the impacts of our everyday actions.
Health and Wellness:
In Full Bloom
Health is the relationship between you, your body, and your mind. It is the longest, most intimate relationship you’ll have throughout your life. It is the vehicle that carries us through our successes and our failures and allows us to experience our fleeting moments of love, heartbreak, and happiness.
Multiculturalism: Stirring the Melting Pot
Sharing culture creates a more open and tolerant world. We bond over differences and utilize our distinct backgrounds to learn something new. It’s empowering and teaches us the trust and tolerance we need to succeed and thrive in a larger community.
Gendered Violence: Disciplining the Body
Ownership of the body manifests itself in politics and policy, norms of society, and interpersonal relationships. It appears in more ways than meets the eye––it is not just the physical control that one gender has over the other, but mental and physical too.