Hi y’all <3 We’re on our way to Athens, OH to speak at Ohio University and then after that we’ll be in Detroit. Thanks so much for all the positive messages and feedback on the past three tour dates in NYC, Philly and Pittsburgh! We’re having a lot of fun reading your responses from the road, thanks to the magic of mifi.
We’ve received some messages from folks asking how they can help support the tour, so we’re sharing this post today to clarify a few points and offer some ways to help that would make a big difference for us through Oct 7.
Point #1: This tour is 100% volunteer and DIY.
We do not have a sponsor and we didn’t want one to begin with. We are all donating our time and have spent our own funds on this tour.
Point #2: The university gigs help pay for tour member travel costs ONLY.
We’re speaking at six universities as part of this tour and each academic space is paying us varying amounts after the tour is over. Those funds will go to reimburse tour members who have paid for flights and other costs to be a part of this tour. Mariam came from SF, Anna came all the way from Australia, etc.
Additionally, what that means right now is that everything, including gas money, is coming out of our pockets when door covers don’t cut it.
And since we aren’t turning anyone away for lack of funds, and gas each day for the tour vehicle is 60-100 dollars, every donation dollar counts for a lot.
Point #3: Money isn’t the only way to support the tour.
We are looking for overnight hosts in each city, so if you have room for 6 rad folks or can split us up between friends, let us know! We’re great company ;)
We love to eat (and we need to for survival purposes)! If you can offer to bring us meals or snacks at events, or open up your home to provide a meal, we will eat whatever you offer. We love to eat (did I say that already?)!!! If you are down to bring us food, just give us a heads up so we know who to look for.
If you want to offer a place to stay and/or food, at this point it’s faster to email me: firstname.lastname@example.org and I will respond from the road on behalf of the group.
Gas money continues to be a major focus so if you are interested in making a donation to help with that, the two options for doing that are:
1) PayPal us funds by using the email email@example.com
2) Bring cash to any of the events (we’ll thank you with hugs and a tour poster and buttons!)
Thanks again to everyone who has asked how to help us while we’re on the road! <3 We can’t wait to hit up all these cities and connect with awesome poc and allies!
ABOUT POC ZINE PROJECT
POC Zine Project’s mission is to make zines by people of color easy to find, distribute and share - community and activism through materiality. We are touring through 12 cities from Sept 24 - Oct 7.
All tour dates: http://bit.ly/PeEgaR
TOUR RECAPS ARCHIVE
Sept 26: Mr. Roboto Project - Pittsburgh
Sept 25: The Wooden Shoe - Philly
Sept 24: 538 Johnson - NYC - Brooklyn