Race Riot! Tour Recap: College Park + Baltimore! @ University of Maryland + BrickHaus on Oct 6, 2012
Neither of these events would have been possible without the help of Sine Hwang Jensen, a member of MOONROOT Collective who agreed to be our local organizer after we met her at the Bmore Feminist BBQ Series in August of 2012. She was there presenting about her involvement in Baltimore Racial Justice Action.
We originally found Sine after discovering MOONROOT and we are so grateful to her for supporting our tour needs in College Park and Bmore. Thanks, Sine! <3
- Race Riot! tour members Cristy C. Road (left), POC Zine Project founder Daniela Capistrano, Mimi Thi Nguyen, Anna Vo and Osa Atoe at the University of Maryland
Photo credit: Melissa Rogers
Due to traffic and a finicky GPS device, we were almost an hour late to our campus event. ‘Ish happens! Thankfully folks stuck around and we had a great time discussing the topics brought up during the readings.
- Part of the audience at our event at the University of Maryland. Anna Vo is in the front left corner and to her left is Melissa Rogers.
- A very happy Sine (right) holds Mimi Thi Nguyens new book The Gift of Freedom: War, Debt, and Other Refugee Passages while standing next to the smiling author (left)
- Digital Cultures & Creativity students and faculty member Jarah Moesch
- An attendee (and evening show volunteer) proudly holds up her autographed Race Riot! tour poster
- Cristy C. Road (left) and Osa Atoe (middle, in yellow shirt) chat with attendees
After our time on campus, we left feeling inspired to find ways to continue to collaborate with folks at the University of Maryland.
On our way to BrickHaus in Baltimore, we ran a few errands. Someone needed a phone charger; someone else needed new socks … so we found a nearby strip mall and handled the biz.
- Anna (l) and Mimi (r) looking cute in the sunshine
We arrived at BrickHaus around 6:45pm and started setting up around 7/7:30pm. Sine helped us make sure that everything ran as smoothly as possible.
People started showing up around 8pm. The venue quickly filled up with a lively mix of local folks, art school students, out-of-towners an adorable toddler and other children.
The Race Riot! readers did multimedia storytelling and a Q&A with the audience between 9pm - 10:30pm. After that, the bands performed.
- Chalk art outside of BrickHaus
These images are not in chrono order - just snapshots of an art, zine and music-filled evening of inspiration and community.
- Inside BrickHaus
Co-Founded in 2011 by two Baltimore-area artists, Ben Graham-Putter and Adam Farkas, BrickHaus Art Space is an organization committed to fostering personal and professional artistic development through the provision of personal studio space, shared technical facilities, gallery space, and a forum for critique and lectures.
- Daniela’s POV as she sets up multimedia elements and fancies her extra long cable
- Attendees at our Bmore show at BrickHaus discuss racism in LGBTQ communities
- MOONROOT tabling at BrickHaus
- Attendees at BrickHaus gaze at Osa’s multimedia
- Osa (middle) and Anna (right) tabling with volunteer (far left) at BrickHaus (tell us your name again so we can update!)
- Part of the Race Riot! Mall
- More lovely NIKKUU jewelry
- This is Melissa, Nikkuu creator and drummer for Secret Secrets
- Mimi reads at BrickHaus
- Cristy reads at BrickHaus
- Osa reads at BrickHaus
- Mzery Loves Company perform at BrickHaus
- Anna Vo reads at BrickHaus
- Haley, vocals/guitar/keyboard for Blood Horses, strikes a pose at BrickHaus
- Reda and Rafael from Blood Horses rock matching cravats (added with Internet magic)
We don’t have any pics of Secret Secrets (sorry!) but check them out!
- Mimi spreads the love at BrickHaus
- Blood Horses starting trouble
BIG THANK YOU to Melissa Rogers at the University of Maryland and Jarah Moesch from Digital Cultures & Creativity, along with all the students and attendees who made our daytime event in College Park worth the 5 hour drive!
Here’s a complete list of sponsors:
Women’s Studies, the WMST Multimedia Studio, LGBT Studies, the English Department, the American Studies Department, the Information and Policy Access Center, and Digital Cultures and Creativity. Women’s Studies was in charge of securing all the funds from these sources.
BIG THANK YOU to Sine, the bands and everyone at BrickHaus who helped make our Bmore evening tour date such a success.
We’ll share the Oct 7 Death By Audio tour finale recap tomorrow <3
1) We’re doing a zine about this tour, so if you were part of any of the events, let us know if you want to contribute by emailing email@example.com.
2) We’re doing a national conference in 2014.
3) We love you.
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
All photos by Daniela Capistrano/POC Zine Project unless otherwise noted. Please be sure to credit and link to poczineproject.tumblr.com if you reblog individual pics. Tx! <3