Cataloging over 115 zines--on
topics including prison reform and abolition, queer rand trans issues,
radical history, and texts from Indiana prisoners-- the zine distro is
intended to compliment the work already being done by Pages by offering literature to those
seeking specifically political material.
To give an idea of the intentions of the project, here is a quote from the introduction to the project on the catalog:
is an isolating place. Communication with the outside world is limited;
collaboration amongst inmates scarce. This project, being offered to
prisoners in Indiana through the Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project, is
an attempt to break down walls of silence, to encourage communication and
mutually supported learning.
We offer the pamphlets in this catalog free of charge
with the hopes that the material will challenge and inspire, that
discussions will be had and relationships will be developed.
catalog is an invitation tocorrespondence based on a shared
experience of having read a text. That is, we hope that you will write us back after you’ve
read one of these pieces so that we can talk about the material. Pass it on
to someone else and we can all talk about it together. Let’s explore the
different themes enveloped in these writings and strike out newterritory
in our own thinking and understanding of the world.
For people interested in getting involved, there are
many ways this can happen.There will be the tasks of opening letters and
filling orders, printing and restocking zines, and engaging prisoners in
correspondence when they write wanting to talk about a specific piece.
To that end, there is a library of the zines housed at Pages for people
to "check out" and read, in case they haven’t already.
If you have any questions on how to become involved,
have extra print quota for printing zines, want a copy of the catalog
to send to someone you know in an Indiana prison, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
or stop by Pages anytime.
submitted on Sun, 2012-06-24 20:12