We’ve Got Shirts!
Decolonization is fund raising! Buy the shirts here.
As we continue to independently publish and support decolonization scholarship, we’re proudly looking for new ways that we can bridge the gaps between academic scholarship and communities outside of the academy, particularly using technologies and mediums that publishing on the internet opens up to us. We’ve included MP3s in our journal, podcasts on this blog and now… we’re hoping to include some audio versions of articles, a new way of becoming more accessible beyond simply being ‘open access’. To do this, we need to get some basic recording equipment. This also opens up options for audio interviews or podcasts to be included on this site more regularly.
As a longer term project, we’re also exploring a new website build/design that would allow us to integrate (at this point) the blog and our journal, as well as allow for more accessible layouts, html versions of our journal, and other multimedia possibilities.
Beyond this, we’re looking at other ways in which we can grow and expand the ways in which we reach out to both academic and non-academic audiences, increasing the diversity of what we publish, and challenging the ways in which the academic industrial complex demarcates, restricts, and structures knowledge.
As a way to support these efforts, we’ve decided to offer these super exclusive, limited time t-shirts! These shirts are being made available through Teespring, an online t-shirt crowd funding company. All funds raised through this sale will go to Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society to support continued publication and and expansion.
The design: The design was inspired by a number of ideas and images.
The above quote is written by Kenn Freeman (Mamadou Lumumba) – one of the founders of Soulbook: The Quarterly Journal of Revolutionary Afroamerica, a Black Power journal that published articles, artwork, and poetry in the 1960s and 1970s – from an article on Fanon he published in the journal.
It was also inspired by these images of a Palestinian woman planting flowers in spent Israeli tear gas canisters:
As well as similar images that have come out of Gaza, during the most recent round of Israeli military attacks and violence:
The shirts are available HERE, and are screen printed on American Apparel crew neck shirts. We’ve made limited colours available, but we’re open to adding more colours if there is interest in particular ones, as well as adding different styles of shirts (you can see the options here). Let us know on Twitter if you want different colours! Current colours available are black, olive, blue, and asphalt.
$24 (plus shipping)
The limited nature:
Teespring is making the shirts available until August 25th, after which (assuming we’ve sold the 100 shirts we’ve set as our minimum) the shirts will ship via Teespring. You can read more about how Teespring works here.
THE FINAL PITCH
We’re excited to be able to continue to offer high quality scholarship that works within, against and beyond the academy, to offer scholarship in various formats and mediums that can reach diverse audiences. If you have any further questions about our journal or these shirts, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’d be happy to do our best to help!