How to Organize Inclusive Events: Handbook for Feminist, Accessible, & Sustainable Gatherings Zine
Handwritten + illustrated pamphlet or "zine"
If you’ve attended even a few events you know that they are often exclusive affairs prioritizing the majority and those in power. But what about everyone else? This manual trains event organizers promoters and venues to create a welcoming safe atmosphere at in-person and virtual events. Starting with pre-planning and walking you through to the day of the event this is your guide to ensuring your event is accessible to and excellent for your target participants regardless of gender sexuality race disability income level or language. Any music art or community space theoretically wants to make the world a better place. And now they can learn how!
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Portland's most colorful, authentic, and empowering publishing house and distributor, Microcosm Publishing equips readers to make positive changes in their lives and in the world around them. Microcosm emphasizes skill-building, showing hidden histories, and fostering creativity through challenging conventional publishing wisdom with books and zines about DIY skills, food, bicycling, gender, self-care, and social justice.Microcosm has lived in milk crates, in closets, in a mud room, in a windowless basement, in a church, and under a desk at a major credit card company. We've brought our brightly colored books to infoshops, zine fests, media summits, bicycle conferences, parks, street corners, house shows, dirty bars, allnight coffeeshops, art museums, and every corner of the mainstream where we can clear away a little space to set up shop. We set out to save ourselves from not caring, but out there in the margins we've found communities worth always doing it better for. Now we have contracts instead of handshakes, a warehouse instead of a fanny pack full of zines. We have a staff, we have relationships in the industry that send our books to places we wouldn't have dreamed we could walk into ourselves. We're not as drunk or dirty as we used to be. But still, at heart, we've got this milk crate strapped to the back of a bike and we're riding wildly across town to hand you the book that might just be the one that saves your life!