During the Zine Fest, four zine- and DIY-related events will be happening in the Helms Design Center at 8745 Washington Boulevard—just a few doors west of the main event space. All events are free to attend. Arrive early to get a seat!
12:15PM – 1:15PM
Zines… in the Public Library!
Host: Ziba Zehdar
In 2017, the Los Angeles Public Library established a circulating zine collection in partnership with Los Angeles Zine Fest! Seven branches out of the 73 locations of the Los Angeles Public Library system now carries this collection which is in the process of being cataloged on lapl.org. Look for the Los Angeles Public Library Zine Collection (#LAPLZineLibrary) as an exhibitor at this year’s LAZF and come to this presentation to learn how you may add your zine to the collection and checkout other’s zines with your library card!
1:45PM – 2:45PM
Let’s Chat Mental Health: Centering Womxn of Color
Host: Kimberly Magana
The purpose for the “Let’s Chat Mental Health: Centering Womxn of Color” panel is to start having honest and vulnerable conversations about the lack of accessibility, the stigma, and needs of mental health help for Womxn of Color. Through my own journey to finding my therapist I realized how difficult it actually is for Womxn of Color to find a therapist that best suits our needs while also not burning a hole in our bank accounts. Which inspired me to plant the seed and inspire others to take that important step into getting mental health help. I want this panel to be transparent, real, honest, and most importantly helpful to other Womxn of Color. I will be providing a flyer at the end of the panel to all the guests/panelists with a few resources to hopefully help someone else access mental health help.
3:15PM – 4:15PM
Rooting for You: Celebrating the People in Our Communities Who Inspire Us
Host: Rhea Tepp
Four inspiring local artists will share short presentations about work they create that centers around celebrating folx in their communities. Hear from visual artist (specializing in photography, video, and installation) Beatriz Moreno aka MISSINGLEWOOD; drummer, writer, zinester, organizer, rabble rouser, and non traditional scholar Candace Hansen; photographer, Razorcake contributor and LAZF co-organizer Daisy Noemi; & illustrator, comic artist, zine queen and creator of the LAZF 2019 design Sophia Zarders.
4:45PM – 5:45PM
DIY Stenciling & Printing w/ Ni Santas
Host: Joan Zeta
Learn how to DIY print with Ni Santas, an all womxn of color art collective! Participants are invited to create and silkscreen their own colorful stencil monoprint. All materials will be provided.