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Sunday, June 21 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Radical Print Media in the Digital Age

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Is print media still relevant? How can we sustain our movements by documenting them and vice versa? Members of Upping the Anti, Shameless Magazine, and MARG will share practical tools of collective participation, radical research, editing, and sustaining a print publication for over 10 years. We will learn about budgeting, maintaining long-term interest, and how to set up group structures that divide labor fairly. Participants will walk away knowing how to start and sustain a radical publication in print and online.


Ronak Ghorbani

Ronak has worked with different alternative media for the past 8 years. Her PhD research focus is on Media and Environmental Justice. Ronak was the Arts Editor for Shameless Magazine from 2010 to 2013 and is currently a web editor for the magazine's website.


Social Justice Warrior Collective
The Social Justice Warrior Collective consists of a storytelling and illustrating duo, Simon and Jasmine, whose aim is to create a collaborative comic book series of unconventional social justice superheroes. We have four core characters who each face intersecting forms of oppression... Read More →

Sharmeen Khan

Upping the Anti, MARG
Sharmeen has been active in activist print media since 1993. She has worked with Prairie Dog Alternative Newspaper Magazine, ThirdSpace, and Upping the Anti: A Journal of Theory and Practice. She is a research assistant with the Media Action Research Group through Lakehead Univer... Read More →

Lauren Pragg

Shameless Magazine
Lauren is a daughter of Trinidadian immigrants who was born and raised on the land of the Mississaugas of the New Credit and Haudenosaunee peoples (aka Toronto). She’s a student, educator and editor. Lauren likes colouring books, beaches and pressing the buttons in elevators.

Sheila Sampath

Sheila Sampath is an artist, educator and activist. She is the principal and creative director of The Public, editorial and art director of Shameless magazine and on the board at The South Asian Visual Arts Centre. She also teaches in the faculty of design at OCAD University.

Sunday June 21, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
State Hall: Room 128
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