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Thank you for your interest in the Queering Public Policy a new zine from Harris School of Public Policy!
Zine (noun) \ ˈzēn \ : a small circulation publication of original or appropriated texts and images. More broadly, the term encompasses any self-published, unique work of minority interest that does not exist to make a profit but, rather, to amplify often unheard voices through means available to almost everyone.
Harris School of Public Policy is committed to fostering an environment that encourages rigorous inquiry. We understand that effective public policy problem-solving requires the involvement and understanding of diverse viewpoints, experiences, and traditions.
In keeping with that core value is recognizing that diversity and inclusion are essential to combating discrimination, addressing disparities, and cultivating ethical and clear-eyed policy leadership.
Queering Public Policy exists to amplify those voices by featuring written and artistic submissions from students, alumni, faculty, and staff that reflect their lived experiences at the intersection of public policy scholarship and practice, and LGBTQIA+ identity.
Consistent with the University of Chicago’s commitment to free expression, we believe that open discourse is vital to our mission as a policy school. Harris encourages its leadership, faculty, student body, and administrative staff to respectfully engage with others of differing backgrounds or perspectives.
In appreciation of shared perspectives and to acknowledge selected contributions, writers and artists whose work is selected for publication will receive compensation in the form of up to 3 physical copies of the zine and a $50 gift card redeemable at Build Coffee or Target.