Wellington Zinefest x PAPA

Daring to Think of
Something Better
Wellington Zinefest and People Against Prisons Aotearoa are collaborating to bring you Daring to Think of Something Better, a zine-making workshop about prison abolition.

Prisons in Aotearoa uphold colonialism, racism, and social inequality. Most people agree that what happens on the inside is wrong, but it’s hard to believe in alternatives when the status quo is all you’ve known. Come along to Daring to Think of Something Better, learn more about prison abolition, make art, and envision a better future.

Contribute a drawing, some writing, a page, or a whole zine! We will be collating work from this workshop into co-created zines on various aspects of prison abolition.

Materials, abolition resources and guidance will be provided, along with tea, coffee and snacks. This event will be held at TwoFiftySeven, a collaborative workspace at 2/57 Willis Street. The event runs from 1 - 4pm on Saturday July 3.

Attendance is free, but places for this workshop are limited, so be sure to register for your place.


Poster by @Thomas.stant

People Against Prisons Aotearoa

People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) is a prison abolitionist organisation working for a fairer, safer, and more just Aotearoa.


They started in February 2015 as a group concerned about the treatment of transgender people in prisons. Since then, they've become a mass-based organisation that works with different communities to address the worst problems of the criminal justice system, and to build a better one.

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