POC ZINE PROJECT — Race Riot! Tour Recap: Athens! @ Ohio University + potluck on Sept 27, 2012

Race Riot! Tour Recap: Athens! @ Ohio University + potluck on Sept 27, 2012 


holy shit best painting ever #theprecious in Athens, OH

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.

On the road from Pittsburgh to Athens to speak at Ohio University!

Here’s a cute shot of Anna and Mimi having fun at a gas station in West Virginia.

Anna and Mimi playing 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.

Mimi in motion speaking at Ohio University

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:

HTC Journalism

Political Science

University College

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.

Diner in Athens, OH


We felt a lot better after we had eaten. Woo!

Cristy C. Road, Anna Vo, Daniela and Osa in Athens, OH

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.

Cindy Crabb of Doris zine in Athens, OH

We set up our “Race Riot! Mall” at the potluck. Here’s Anna Vo’s set up.

Anna Vo's zines

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.

Zines in Athens, OH

Here’s a cute pic of Mimi chillin’ on the floor, preparing to read at the potluck.

Mimi chillin' at the potluck in Athens, OH


Anna Vo reading first:

Anna Vo reading at the potluck in Athens, OH

Osa reading second:

Evening potluck & reading in Athens, Ohio

Cristy reading third:

Cristy C. Road reading at the potluck in Athens, OH

Mimi reading last:

Mimi reads at the potluck in Athens, OH

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.

Miguel, our host in Athens, OH Chilies in the window in Athens, OH

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!


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


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

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