ISN’T THIS PAINTING AMAZING???
Just needed to start off this recap with an image of someone thinking about “the precious.” We encountered this glorious piece at a potluck organized by Cindy Crabb after the Ohio University panel. But now we’re going backwards, so let’s start at the beginning.
Osa, undaunted by the previous day’s five hour drive, drove us yesterday from Pittsburgh to Athens. It started raining a lot and the roads were precarious but she handled it all like a pro.
Here’s a cute shot of Anna and Mimi having fun at a gas station in West Virginia.
We took fancy, “good camera” pictures at Ohio University, so here is the only phone shot we have from campus: Mimi in motion.
Big thanks again to Julie White, Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Ohio University, for helping us make this panel happen. The sponsors for our event were:
Women’s and Gender Studies
African American Studies
We would like to continue supporting Ohio University in their efforts to create experiences and spaces that support students of color and allies.
After speaking on campus, we were starving so we took off to find food. We stopped at a diner that had amazing french fries. This photo is before the food came so we look pretty wiped.
We felt a lot better after we had eaten. Woo!
Cindy Crabb organized a potluck dinner and reading for us at her partner Miguel’s place (where we found the amazing painting), so we departed to read and eat some more <3
Here’s Cindy holding one of her zines! She’s rad.
We set up our “Race Riot! Mall” at the potluck. Here’s Anna Vo’s set up.
Cindy Crabb’s partner Miguel’s house has a large extra room that they use as a community cafe and art space. It is decorated with tons of zines, show posters and more DIY beautiful artifacts.
Here’s a cute pic of Mimi chillin’ on the floor, preparing to read at the potluck.
Anna Vo reading first:
Osa reading second:
Cristy reading third:
Mimi reading last:
We appreciate everyone who showed up for the potluck!
We spent the rest of the evening having a Race Riot! sleepover (Daniela’s dream come true) that consisted of wine, discussion, laughs, massages and plenty of zzzzz for the long drive ahead <3
BIG THANKS to Cindy Crabb and her partner Miguel for helping us organize our Athens, OH events and for hosting us overnight.
Here’s a photo of Miguel chillin’ in the morning and some beautiful chilies in his window.
Our time in Athens was truly “the precious.” ;) :D
Next stop: Detroit, where we’re doing a show at the Trumbleplex! If you’re in the area today 7-11pm, come through!
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
Oct 7: Death By Audio - Brooklyn
Oct 3: Skylab - Columbus
Oct 2: Rachael’s Cafe - Bloomington
Sept 30: multikulti - Chicago
Sept 28: The Trumbullplex - Detroit
Sept 26: Mr. Roboto Project - Pittsburgh
Sept 25: The Wooden Shoe - Philly
Sept 24: 538 Johnson - NYC - Brooklyn