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Lizania Cruz

We the News

Cruz We The News

Bedford Stuyvesant

Community Partners:
  • Black Alliance for Just Immigration
  • African Services
  • Angela’s (a Caribbean Restaurant)
  • Jenkins Johnson Gallery
  • Word Up Community Bookstore

In the midst of an era fueled by generalizations and incendiary rhetoric, how do we share immigrant stories in a way that is reflective and representative of their complexity and humanity? We the News aims to amplify these unique stories via physical newsstands located in small businesses around Bed-Stuy. Each newsstand will be filled with bilingual zines created by immigrants affiliated with local partnering organizations. Historically, zines have been a medium of communication within subcultures and a tool in activist movements and organizing. Via zines that focus on stories of traditions and rituals, Lizania hopes to co-create spaces of sanctuary through the use of language, personifying the role words and messages play in uniting, empowering, and building community.

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