I’ve been given permission to tell the story of the person directly involved in another incident at SFZF, which I will do when I get the details.
In the mean time, my new policy is to not go to zine fests that don’t have a Safer Space Policy. I suggest others do the same.
The story is not mine to tell right now. What I can say is that there was a conflict and when one of the people left, one of the organizers belittled that person as “too sensitive”
Safer space policies are incredibly important
- Do not forget Michael Brown
- Do not forget how the media dehumanized him and tried to justify his murder
- Do not forget how peaceful protests were painted as savage riots
- Do not forget police armed with military grade weapons terrorized and arrested black civilians
- Do not forget Darren Wilson being awarded over $400,000 in fundraiser donations for murdering an unarmed black child
- Do not forget that this system was not built to defend us, but to control us
- Do not forget Ferguson