If you would like to invite POC Zine Project to your upcoming event, or collaborate on a joint event, contact us: poczineproject@gmail.com


November 15: New Orleans Independent Comics and Zine Festival

Stay tune for information about our tabling partners and more.

July 12 + 13: Portland Zine Symposium

We’re offering free tabling space for local POC. Apply now.

June 19 - 22: 16th Annual Allied Media Conference

POCZP members Daniela Capistrano and Tracey Brown led the first in an ongoing series of related workshops: 

POC-led Healing and Organizing Strategies

How is your own trauma holding you back as a person of color organizer? What can you do to break out of harmful patterns that are derailing your community goals? If you are a person of color who has started (or is thinking about starting) a community project and struggling with building momentum, finding reliable collaborators, creating accountability, and practicing self-care, this hands-on session curated by the POC Zine Project is for you. Engage with experienced POC-identified community organizers to find real solutions.

April 24: Brooklyn Historical Society - Zines from the Borderlands: Storytelling about Mixed-Heritage

POCZP founder Daniela Capistrano joined a panel discussion on the role of zines, DIY and self-publishing within marginalized communities.

Feb 16: L.A. Zine Fest

We’re tabling and hosting a panel discussion, as well as offering free tabling space for local POC (application deadline has passed). Get everything you need to know right here.


October 3 - November 9: Our second semi-annual #RaceRiotTour (NATIONAL)

22 events through 20 cities from NOLA to Austin to San Francisco, to Seattle, through the midwest and ending in Alabama! Recaps coming in Spring of 2014.

August 20 + 21: Zine-making workshops with Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls (New York) 

POCZP founder Daniela Capistrano and POCZP’s first paid facilitators Suzy X, Patricia Rogers (masConsumption) and POCZP’s longtime ally Kate Wadkins led four zine-making workshops with young people ranging in ages from 8 - 17. Read the recap here.

July 20: DC Zinefest

We tabled at the 3rd annual fest, with POCZP East Coast intern Cata hosting.

June 20 - 23: POCZP at 2013 Allied Media Conference

In partnership with MOONROOT, Daniela Capistrano presented at AMC and co-led a zine-making workshop. POCZP midwest coordinator Joyce Hatton also presented a workshop at the conference. Read the recaps here.

June 8 + 9: Atlanta Zine Fest

We tabled at the first annual ATL Zinefest to connect with local writers and publishers of color.

April 5: The University of Chicago - ‘POC Zine Project Presents a Zine-Making Workshop with Mimi Nguyen’

In this workshop, Mimi talked about her history with zines and showed workshop participants how to make their own one-page zine and/or compilation zine.

March 27: Oasis for Girls and the POCZP Youth Zine Workshop

Read the recap here. ”The POC Zine Project creates a space for young women of color to explore their stories in a fun and fresh medium- a medium where the only rule is to take risks and let your creativity soar. Our young women raised their voices, told their truths, and shared their dreams on paper, fully supported by the POC Zine Project workshop facilitators. In the process they not only learned about the radical history of zinemaking, but became a part of it.” - Roseli Ilano, WritersCorps Teaching Artist, Oasis For Girls

March 8 + 9: Chicago Zine Fest

We tabled and presented lessons from the 2012 Race Riot Tour, as well as received Quimby’s Long Arm Stapler Award. Read the recap here.

Feb 17: L.A. Zine Fest

We tabled and presented with new collaborators, standing in solidarity with #IdleNoMore efforts in Southern California. Read the recap here.

Jan 31: 'Punk Anteriors' release party - Gallery @ LPR

We tabled at this event and supported promotional efforts.

Jan 19 & 21: Zine-making workshops with Bay Area Girls Rock Camp

Coordinated by Daniela Capistrano & led by Mariam Bastani. Read the recap here.


FALL 2012 - RACE RIOT! TOURWe produced 14 evening shows in 13 cities and spoke at 6 universities, for a total of 20 events. Details below:

Oct 7: Death By Audio - Brooklyn

Oct 6: University of Maryland + Brickhaus - College Park and Baltimore

Oct 5: St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church - Washington, D.C.

Oct 4: University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh

Oct 3: Skylab - Columbus

Oct 2: Rachael’s Cafe - Bloomington

Oct 1: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign + UCIMC - Champaign

Sept 30: multikulti - Chicago

Sept 29: University of Michigan + 3rd Death Star - Ann Arbor

Sept 28: The Trumbullplex - Detroit

Sept 27: Ohio University + evening potluck with Cindy Crabb - Athens

Sept 26: Mr. Roboto Project - Pittsburgh

Sept 25: The Wooden Shoe - Philly

Sept 24: 538 Johnson - NYC - Brooklyn

Sept 14 - Wellesley College pre-Race Riot! tour panel

This page is in progress. We’ll be adding all our event archive notes over time.