Geneva13.10 considers “the gift”. What is the role of giving today, and does our seasonal flirtation with generosity disguise a neglected societal responsibility for social justice?
We interview the directors of the Community Lunch Program in Geneva, a “soup kitchen” that has adapted to the corporatization of pretty much everything with its soul intact, and the Center for Concern, a thrift shop & food pantry that last year served over 9,000 people…in a city of 13,000.
We also meet the Darlings and visit their Christmas Tree farm when they pack up trees to ship out to local soldiers stationed abroad.
Plus John Marks on a philanthropist whore, Matt Werts on Christmas Music, Annie Greenwood on local violence, and Punkastronomy looks at the gift of the sky and nerds on Mars.
“I’ve lived here most of my life, and reading geneva13 was the first time I realized that this town had an underbelly.” –a g13 reader
“The unconventional stories featured in Geneva13 make for entertaining reads, whether or not you've heard of the zine's small hometown of Geneva, NY. Art, comics, poetry, photography, and short stories liven up the local zine's debut issue, which boasts a clean layout and first-rate writing." - Danielle Maestretti, Utne Reader
“Someday, I'll compile the greatest book about touring locations off the beaten path, simply by reprinting zines like this. Geneva13 isn't really a zine about what you'll find if you visit Geneva (Geneva New York, that is), but instead about the varied authors' views from inside the city of Geneva. To borrow from the opening piece, this zine is about each contributor's "local." Well worth picking up, whether you plan on visiting or not.” -Aaron Cynic, Fall of Autumn