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"Fundzine," Fundred Zine Workshop with Sarahti Gassmalla

From Fundred Reserve Open Lab

"Do you know there’s an invisible chemical element, lead, that was widely used in paint and plumbing in housing and public buildings and still places millions of kids at risk of poisoning? Even at low levels of exposure, lead can affect brain development and cause learning disabilities, lowered IQ, behavior and attention problems, hearing damage, nervous system and kidney damage.

Sounds dangerous, right? It can be prevented!

Join us with the emerging artist Sarahti Gassmalla at the Fundred Reserve Open Lab for the Fundzine Workshop. Let’s TALK, EAT, and MAKE ZINES! We encourage open dialogues and creativity; we will present and share materials, but you’re also welcome to bring any written or graphic materials about LEAD ISSUES, CHILDHOOD HEALTH ISSUES, CLEAN WATER ISSUES…and, of course, the FUNDRED project, for making your zine!

YOU, and your Fundzine, will become a new interpretation of the Fundred Project in addition to the existing artworks, videos, animations, and be collected and displayed in the Fundred Reserve Open Lab and online through the Fundred website and social media. By #Fundzine, you and your friends could view zines you made from the workshop and obtain knowledge about the Fundred project from various approaches.

We’ll see you there!


About the Artist:

Sarahti Gassmalla is an amateur artist and a senior high school student in School Without Walls of Washington DC. She enjoys experimenting with multiple mediums and has displayed her work at BlerdCon 2017 in Crystal City and DC Zine Fest 2017 with Fantom Comics. Sarahti worked with the Fundred team as a volunteer last year and will engage more young people who care and are willing to help to build a lead-free future for all the youth."


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