54: Dawn Graham &
DIY Zine Culture
WELCOME TO THE EDUPUNX PODCAST
Dawn Graham is a punk educator, a zine creator and distributor and one of my favorite people! Dawn works with Boston young adults as they interact with and learn more about current technologies. They’re an endlessly talented and devoted creator of zines - and you get to hear all about how they found their gateway into zines at a very young age. So zines are in Dawn’s blood!
Through Stay Kind!, Dawn tables and distributes their own work as well as the work of others that they support and want to share knowledge and creativity of throughout their travels and distribution work.
Craig and Dawn sat down early on Saturday morning to chat about all things punk, zines, and education - there are plenty of laughs, critical analysis of the current political climate, and just overall good hangs. Hope you dig this chat as much as we did!
- This week we hyped up No More Deaths (No Mas Muertes), which is an organization that is incredibly important right now with the bullshit going on at the US/Mexico Border.
- No More Deaths is a humanitarian organization based in southern Arizona. The group began in 2004 as a coalition of community and faith groups, dedicated to stepping up efforts to stop the deaths of migrants in the desert and to achieving the enactment of a set of Faith-Based Principles for Immigration Reform.
- The group is utilizing volunteers who hike through the desert trails and leave water, food, socks, blankets, and other supplies. Under the direction of our medical team, volunteers provide emergency first-aid treatment to individuals in distress.
- Finally, No More Deaths is currently working on legal defense projects for folks migrating into America, while also documenting the abuse and human rights violations that occur while being detained by US Border Patrol.
- Please consider donating (either money, supplies, or time) to No More Deaths - No Mas Muertes today! Also, Dawn’s Stay Kind! distro is currently donating 20% of its sales to NMD/NMM - so snag some sick zines, chap booklets, and stickers now!
- This week we shared tunes from the new Just Friends LP, "Nothing But Love,” which came out on June 13 on Counter Intuitive Records.
- Just Friends is a California-based ska punk band that blends all sorts of genres to ensure that ska isn’t a pigeonholed term for them!
- The LP is currently available FOR FREE DOWNLOAD on the Counter Intuitive Records bandcamp site, so you have no reason to not download this album right now! You can also snag a vinyl copy of the album through the same bandcamp page!
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Up the punx!
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