The Hamilton Feminist Zine Fair, organized by SACHA, celebrates and creates spaces for marginalized groups to have discussions about feminism through do-it-yourself publishing.
“We need to build maps describing the many ways we have worked, not just monuments to the past. Lets show each other the truth about how we fought.” — Kim Katrin Milan
We’re aiming to create an accessible event that gives a platform to those often under-represented in zine culture.
HFZF will have people tabling, selling and chatting about their zines, workshops, a calm chill out space and a six hour zine challenge.
When: Saturday, November 5th from 11am to 5pm
Where: Hamilton Public Library – Central Library: 55 York Road, Hamilton ON
Accessibility: The space is accessible, including washrooms. Here’s some more information about safe(r) spaces at HFZF.
HFZF is FREE to attend. There will be zines for sale so if you do plan to go home with some new treats it’s a good idea to bring some money.
Book a Table!
Cost! A half table costs ten dollars. Book your table here – http://hfzf.brownpapertickets.com/
Free tables available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a free table OR if you are unable to book online through Brown Paper Tickets.
What’s a Zine?
A zine is a self-published book, magazine, or comic. Anyone can make a zine – using low-cost methods like collage and photocopying – to create a space for their words, ideas, images, and more. Not having to rely on traditional publishing allows for non-mainstream voices to be heard!
Find out more about zines and zine making here:
- Rookie – How to Make a Zine
- OCAD’s Zine Library
- Barnard Zine Library – Zines
- Instructables – Guide to Making a Zine
What Do We Mean by Feminism?
Feminism can mean lots of different things to different people. For us it includes:
- intersectionality – acknowledging that folks have lots of different identities and things going on in their lives that make them who they are.
- resisting all forms of oppression – like sexism, poverty, racism, ablism, colonialism
- creating an equitable world for all
- questioning gender norms
- demanding safety at home, work, school and play
- supporting survivors of violence
- seeing the systemic root causes of injustice
If you have any questions about whether your work might fit at the HFZF, you can email or call Crickett for more information – email@example.com or 905.525.4573.
We’re really excited about the organizers who came before us! Our ‘About Us’ is inspired by Toronto Queer Zine Fair, Feminist Zine Fest NYC, Philly Feminist Zine Fest.