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Safe(r) Spaces at HFZF

We’re trying to organize the Hamilton Feminist Zine Fair to be as accessible as possible.  We understand that accessibility looks different for each person.

 

Physical Accessibility

The space that we’re having the event in – Hamilton Public Library: Central Library - is physically accessible. There are physcially accessible bathrooms ramps and lots of space between tables to get around.

Hamilton Feminist Zine Fair is a scent-free space. We ask that you do not wear perfume, cologne, or other scented products.

 

Financial Accessibility

The entire zine fair – workshops, tables of awesome zines, quiet space, and zine challenge – is free to attend!

We ask for $10 for each table, but are offering lots of free tables for folks who can’t afford the tabling fee.  Contact crickett@sacha.ca if you would like a free table.

 

Creating a World Without Violence

SACHA is working to end violence and oppression.  We live in a culture that normalizes violence.  Violence can include sexual violence, sexism, racism, poverty, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, colonialism, and many other oppressions. 

We choose to prioritize the safety and well being of survivors of violence and abuse. If you have a concern about someone’s behaviour at HFZF please connect with an organizer.

 

Consent

Events can be a great place to practice consent and asking permission. 

Two great places to start are asking permission to take someone’s photo and asking what pronouns folks prefer to use.

 

Scent Free Space 

We ask folks coming to HFZF not to wear scented products.  Some zinesters as well as SACHA volunteers and staff are allergic to scents and it would mean that they would not be able to parcicipate in the fair.

 

What Does Accessibility Mean to You? 

If you have questions about the event or would like us to know what accessibility at events means to you, please contact crickett@sacha.ca

 

 

Inspired by Toronto Queer Zine Fair’s Safe Space and Accessibility

This resource developed with the generous support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
All services are Free, Confidential and Non-Judgmental. © SACHA. 24 Hour Support Line 905-525-4162

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A member of the Women Abuse Working Group Wawg
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