Monday, February 23, 2009

AQSAZINE Issue# 1 Launch - Be there!!

Come Celebrate Resistance and Self Defense at the Launch of the Premiere issue of AQSA Zine

We're holding a launch party for the zine on Thursday Feb 27th from 7 - 9 at the Toronto Women's Bookstore located at 73 Habord Street.

Join us for a night of readings, spoken word, poetry by Muslim women in Toronto and beyond from the forthcoming AQSAZINE Issue #1: resistance and self defense.

Artists include: Shadi Eskandani, Rosina Kazi, Golie and many more.

Please note that the use of camera, audio and/or visual recording devices will not be permitted during the launch. 

If you want a copy of the zine but cannot make the launch - contact us at, we'll hook you up. 

Donations are welcomed, proceeds will be used for forthcoming AQSAZINE issues. We regret that the bathroom is not wheelchair accessible. 

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AQSAZINE is a grassroots zine open to 16-35 year old people who self-identify as Muslim. It is a creative avenue for us to express ourselves, share our experiences, and connect with others. In Arabic, "aqsa" implies the furthermost, as in reaching out to the furthest possible point. AQSAZINE aims to motivate the utmost resistance to violence in all its forms. 16-year-old Aqsa Parvez, who was murdered on December 10th, 2007, also inspires this zine. It is to honour her and other Muslims who experience and resist violence. We strive to work from a feminist, anti-oppressive framework.