Safer Space Policy

Grand Rapids Zine Fest is organized to create and uphold a space that is not ruled by commercial interests or publishing giants. We do not support sexism, racism, ageism, ableism, religious discrimination, classism, or anti-LGBTQIA beliefs. This includes content, “jokes,” and actions. It is a collectively shared space wherein all peoples involved are respected and cared for.  GRZF will not tolerate zinesters, zines, or attendees who promote what we are working against.

We try our best to keep this event fun and stress-free for all, and we appreciate your willingness to support each other. There are three main organizers, so please let us know immediately if there is a concern.

Our safer spaces policy is not a guarantee of a perfect space, but indeed a safer one. It’s also a promise that we’re all in this complex struggle together. So many environments can be unfriendly and harmful to marginalized peoples, and we want GRZF to be different. Thank you for helping us work towards this.

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