“A bird that sings for freedom” - zine project

The Freedom Zine project is a project that I am completely proud of. This zine is a collection of artworks contributed by artists working in a variety of mediums. Thematically, the zine is about supporting the Palestinian people 

Since 1967, over 1 million Palestinian people have been arrested by the Israeli government. There are 7,800 Palestinian prisoners, 2,000 held on Administrative Detention, meaning they have not been charged or given trial. 200 children are prisoners. Children can receive 20 years for throwing stones. Israel is an apartheid state which is also the only country to try children in military court.

We believe that art, poetry, scholarship and other ways of human expression can speak truth to power. We are asking for artists, writers, scholars, musicians, and anyone interested in contributing to a publication in support of Palestine. All funds made from the sale of print and digital publications will be given to the Defense for Children International Palestine- "an independent, local Palestinian child rights organization dedicated to defending and promoting the rights of children living in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip."

Send your materials so freedomzineproject@proton.me

Deadline to submit: Friday, December 15th, 2023.

Writers: Please keep writing 500 words maximum.
Visual artists: Please only submit 3-5 images. Photography, drawing, painting, memes, etc. allowed.
We would like to include many different kinds of expression: Musicians, creatives working in video, audio, and any other alternative media to please create QR codes for the publication. Please make sure your link works and is able to be viewed/heard by anyone with the link.

You have the ability to be published anonymously, or using a pseudonym, to safeguard your identity.
Melissa Gamez-Herrera © 2024