The Portland Zine Symposium is a free 2-day zine conference and social covering all facets of zine making and DIY culture. This event has been held in Portland, Oregon every summer since 2001 and hosts over 150 tablers from around the world each year, as well as many free workshops, panels, and discussions.
The 16th annual Portland Zine Symposium will be held on:
Saturday, July 9th, from 11:00am until 5:00pm Tabling expo and workshops the Ambridge Event Center(1333 NE MLK Blvd)
You can find the Exhibitor List here.
You can find the workshop schedule here.
Sunday, July 10th, from 11:00am until 5:00pm Workshops and skillshare at the Independent Publishing Resource Center(1001 SE Division)
You can find the Skillshare Schedule here.
Poster design by Ebin-Chanelle Lee
We are very excited to announce a first for PZS. We will be opening Saturday’s symposium with a blessing by a member of Portland Native community, D’Ana Soto.
Here’s a bit more info about D’Ana:
D’Ana Soto is a Chiheneh Apache/ Mexican from Silver City, NM. She has a BA in Women’s Studies from PSU, her focus is on Indigenous First foods.
It is her life’s journey to decolonize her self through the practice of midwifery, farming and seed saving. The realization of nutrition and health came from her experience in supporting women through pregnancy and childbirth. The reality of nutritional genocide became canon for her after visiting relatives and friends on reservations and learning about diabetes, cancers, and other sickness resulting from colonization and removal from access to original foods. This is when her work with permaculture and seed saving began.
She feels it is her job to work with the earth, and the people in it and learn from other indigenous communities’ strategies on developing programs that can be taught through gardening projects, food shares, and seed saving.
Here is a handy map of Portland with event locations and lots of other great places to visit.