Equity, Exclusion, and Everyday Science Learning – Zine Edition!

It'll take more than a golden ticket to fix everyday science learning's exclusion problems.

This post is part of a series of zines that Free Radicals presented at Tiny Tech Zines on August 11, 2019. To see other zines in the series, click HERE.


Why don’t members of marginalized communities participate more in everyday science learning? The potential answers to this question might seem simple – maybe they don’t have financial or transportation access to science museums, or maybe they don’t like science. But it’s a little (okay, a lot) more complex than that. To really get at those reasons, let’s reframe that question in a way that doesn’t blame the excluded from their own exclusion: what are the ways that everyday science learning practices exclude non-dominant/marginalized communities from participation?

That’s the question that Dr. Emily Dawson explores in her academic book, Equity, Exclusion, and Everyday Science Learning. But what’s the use of a book about exclusion and accessibility if all the knowledge is behind a paywall or a 60 pound price tag? So Dr. Dawson commissioned me to make an accessible, easily printable zine version of the book, which is available for free in full below, and also as a free downloadable PDF on Dr. Dawson’s book site! (Also click through to learn more about Dr. Dawson’s research on equity in science learning). If you’re interested in a printed hard copy of the zine, you can find those here.

Equity, Exclusion, and Everyday Science Learning – Zine Edition!


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Sophie Wang (aka shuf) is a second generation Chinese American zine gremlin who challenges our taken-for-granted assumptions about western science through comics and zines. She draws from her background in Science and Technology Studies and her many years making art of widely varying quality. She peaked at age 4 trying to name her brother after Bert from Sesame Street (he's not). You can follow her at @wangshuf.